A top-notch short vest watch chain complete with its original fob ends. The chain is composed of 13 variously cut black onyx beads joined with 14K gold fittings. The round fob has nice floral engraving against the matte finish of the sphere. These shorter watch chains were used for watches worn in the breast pocket of a jacket. The chain can be worn for its original purpose, but at 7-1/2" long, it is the ideal size to be worn as a bracelet. The spring clasp is marked "14K"; tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
Origin: America, circa 1890. Condition: very good; one of the long beads has a 1/8" flake at one end and another long bead has a 1/16" flake at one end (neither are particularly noticeable when being worn). Size: 7-1/2" long.