12 February 2009
Victorian Watch Cocks...What are They??
Many of you have never even heard of the term "watch cock" so one asks, what is a watch cock? It is the hand-made necessity of the inner workings of pocket watches during the 1700's. Most were made of metal alloys or even pinchbeck..copper and zinc made to look like gold.
OK...so what is so special about that, you ask? Take a closer look at the watch cocks. Fascinating designs of flowers, serpents, gargoyles, and faces emerge..each one totally different from the next. During the late 1800's it was popular to turn these watch cocks into necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches. Some were linked with glass jewels.
Very collectible and a another unique piece of Victorian antique jewelry!
Boyle Antique & Vintage Jewelry