Ladies' pocket watch

American
about 1900


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.2 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1983

Medium or Technique

Gold (18 kt) and diamond

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Timepieces

This is a small round pocket watch featuring a female form on horseback with three circular diamonds at her feet. It is in the Art Nouveau style. The white, enameled watch face has Roman numerals and the word “SOL” surmounted by a rising sun above the center.

Markings

The case has an impressed head in profile and "K 18" in a six-sided cartouche

Provenance

Ex-collection gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA; gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth