Woman's lapel watch
Janesich (Italian, founded in 1835)
Object Place: Italy
Height x width: 3.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm (1 1/4 x 7/16 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Platinum, gold, enamel, diamond, moonstone, lapis, turquoise, and onyx
Not On View
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.
Partial maker's mark and French gold guarantee.
Early 20th-century, donor's great grandmother; by descent to present owner; gift to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)
Gift of Monica S. Sadler in honor of Suzanne Hartog-Elias