Watch/Pendant

Probably Portugal
mid-19th century ?


Object Place: Probably Switzerland

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 4 x 2.7cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/16in.) Other (Closed): 3.3 x 2.3 x 2.7cm (1 5/16 x 7/8 x 1 1/16in.) Other (approximate): 2.9cm (1 1/8in.)

Accession Number

52.983

Medium or Technique

Gold and enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Timepieces

Key wind, set in spherical enamel case with ring at top; enamel work blue, black, and white on gold background; design of flowers and pair of birds on nest on one side, flowers, stringed musical instrument, and bird holding wreath in beak on other side.

Markings

There are two marks on the winding post, the number 88 on one side and the number 9 on the other. There is alao a mark on the ring on top which looks to be the head of a rooster

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton