Woman's lapel watch

Italian
Art Deco
about 1925
Janesich (Italian, founded in 1835)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm (1 1/4 x 7/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4003

Medium or Technique

Platinum, gold, enamel, diamond, moonstone, lapis, turquoise, and onyx

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Timepieces

This platinum lapel-watch in the form of a pendant is designed as a fluted moonstone jardiniere with carved green turquoise flowerheads surrounded by lapis lazuli petals with enameled stems, suspended from a double-chain set with round and baguette diamonds. The moonstone surmount is framed by lapis scrolls with onyz accents set with 63 old European and 6 baguette diamonds weighing 2.05 carats. On the reverse, the watch dial with Breguet numeral chapters is signed “Janesich.” The label pinstem, possibly a replacement, has a partial French maker’s mark and French gold guarantee. The watch movement has not been inspected; thought to be by Vacheron Constantin.

Signed

Janesich

Markings

Partial maker's mark and French gold guarantee.

Provenance

Early 20th-century, donor's great grandmother; by descent to present owner; gift to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Monica S. Sadler in honor of Suzanne Hartog-Elias