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Ladies' wrist watch

Greek
1970s
Retailed by Zolotas (founded in 1895), Barthelay (French, founded in 1930)


Dimensions

Width x depth x length: 2.3 x 1.2 x 19 cm (7/8 x 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1473

Medium or Technique

Gold (18 kt) and wood

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Timepieces

The dial, watch case surround, and links are made of wood. Each link has two, gold-lined borings for attachment to gold spacers. The name of the Greek jewelry firm, Zolotas, is at the top of the dial and the name of the Parisian watch maker, Barthelay, is at the bottom.

Markings

Impressed French export mark (profile head of Mercury) and Swiss import mark (lynx head with assay numbers) on the underside of the watch works; impressed assay marks--0.750 and 18 KT GOLD--on the underside of the watch works; impressed diamond-shaped French maker's mark (S and B separated by a swan) on underside of the watch surround.

Provenance

Before 1980, purchased by the donor at Kentshire Gallery; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift