Lot 248: 18k Gold Miner's Watch Fob on Nugget Chain
Great old mining fob with a spread-winged eagle perched atop a miner’s crossed pick and shovel, set above a diamond centered star. 1 1/8” diameter. Attached to a 17” nugget chain with a 1 3/4” bar. Medallion is marked “SCHUMAN 18K DAWSON”. 46.5 grams.
Oral history: The nuggets were prospected by the original owner in the gold fields of Colorado on his way to Yukon Territory. Once there, he had his chain constructed by a local jeweler in Dawson City.
Brian Lebel's High Noon Auction - January 23, 2016