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1922

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1925

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Pocket Watch, 1922–25

This is a Pocket Watch.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Anonymous as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1922–25. Its medium is diamonds, emeralds, platinum.

This pocket watch reveals the influence of Viennese design in its use of a lively foliate pattern of emeralds, diamonds, and onyx surrounding the dial. Women’s watches of that era usually had jeweled backs like brooches with the dial facing in.

It is credited Lent by Vartanian & Sons.

  • Object ID #907130407
  • carved emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and diamonds.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.15a,b

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Object ID #907214197
  • diamonds, aquamarine, platinum, carved moonstone, black enamel and cabochon....
  • Neil Lane Collection.
  • 59.2016.15
  • Watch
  • silver.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1967-48-27-a/c

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 5.1 × 4.5 × 0.6 cm (2 in. × 1 3/4 in. × 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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