Ladies' lapel watch with enhancer

American
about 1890
American Waltham Watch Company (American, 1851–1957), Keystone Standard Watch Co. (American, 1886–1891)


Place of Manufacture: Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Origin: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 6 x 4 x 1.3 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1048

Medium or Technique

Gold, diamond, and crystal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Timepieces

The watch case is decorated in the American Art Nouveau style. On the outside of the case, there is a female face with long tresses that terminate is mine-cut diamond (approx. a quarter carat). The enhancer is in the form of a crown highighted by four small diamonds. The white enamel dial has blue enamel Arabic numerals and the name Waltham appears at the top. The hands of the dial are made of stylized vines. The watch case maker, Keystone Standard Watch Co., was located in Lancaster PA, and the buisness was sold in 1891 to Hamilton Watch Co.

Markings

Keystone/14K/vessel with a capital C in the center/ 4562933 inside watch case;
American/Waltham, MA/10016097 on works

Provenance

Gift of Joe Sataloff to Jody Sataloff, 2007; Gift of Jody Sataloff to the MFA, October 22, 2008.

Credit Line

Gift of Jody Sataloff