Posted 2 years ago
Bought this on the weekend from an antique shop as I recognized the teeth as being elks teeth from seeing them on some BPOE (Benevolent Protective Order of Elks) pieces. Thought it would be easy to confirm but after searching realized that most of the BPOE pieces had the clock and the elk as well as the teeth, so this piece did not belong with this group!
Never mind, was a nice watch chain for a vest anyway, and I liked the teeth too.......in the last picture are some more teeth, fox i think, unmounted, that came with the chain. I think these might be hunting trophies both elk and fox.
The chain was really grubby so I gave it a little clean and found a silver? hallmark, see picture 3, I have no idea what is says lol, I would guess German, I am sure someone will know!
Anyway, after trying to think outside the box I started searching around hunting trophy things and well, this is where Charivari came up!!
Perhaps this watch chain was at the start of becoming a Charivari (which means "decorative chain"......I will post a link in comments so you can read all about them if you like. Apparently a lot of Charivari started out as watch chains!!
Interested to hear your thoughts on this one, thanks Judy