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CHATELAINE

Made by: Unknown (Watchmaker)

Currently in storage


About this object

At the top is a circular medallion that holds the clasp at the back. This has an enamel in the center of Cupid's head and a border pave in amethysts and turquoise. From this two sections also pave in the same stones and pearls support the watch case. The watch case is five sided and is pave with pearls, amethysts and pearls. Al the front is gilded, the small dial is in white enamel with black Roman numerals. The back of the chatelaine is gilt but plain. The back of the watch case and the pedestal are engraved and gilt. The same holds for the inside of the case around the watchworks.

Object name:
CHATELAINE
Made from:
Silver -- enamel -- jewels
Made in:
AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
Date made:
ca. 1900
Size:
10.5 x 4.4 cm (4 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
16.24
Class:
TIMEPIECE
Signature marks:
MARK on chatelaine of watch: two small illegible marks, a seven sided mark with lions head A to the left and 4 to the right struck twice; on hook: some oriental letters
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973