Posted 6 years ago
I've acquired a fabulous whimsical fob chain, likely silver plated brass, with the swivel fob clasp at what appears to be the top since otherwise the little pictures and "here's to toasts" would be upside down. There are different pictures and "toasts" on the front side and back side.
Under the clasp is a triangular panel with the words “here’s to our wives & sweethearts, may they never meet” and on the reverse is the American flag.
Next, a square panel with “here’s to love, the only fire against which there is no insurance” with a little winged person. On the reverse is “wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda the day after” with a well dressed gentleman lifting his glass to a well dressed curvy woman.
Then another square panel that reads “the bubble winked at me and said, I'll miss you brother when you are dead” with a gentleman, sitting in a chair, raising his glass in toast. On the reverse are the words “good form but not formality” surrounding a curvy woman.
And finally, another triangle panel depicting a beer stein, with a lid presumedly to keep insects out of the beer, and on the reverse it reads “the good die young, here's to your ripe old age.”
Connected to that is a large ring holding a large round medallion with men smoking and the words "better smoke here than hereafter" and on the reverse, a man lounging next to his rifle with the words "The good die young, here's to your ripe old age"
It's so very interesting and whimsical yet I can find no information about it, such as a date, who made it, sold it, wore it, etc. despite the many hours put into research. There is another similar one here but they too are looking for more information.