Pendant Watch, 1927
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Neil Lane Collection as part of all oThe Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
What appears to be an elegant lapel brooch is in fact a pendant watch. The watch is hidden on the underside to enable a woman to check the time surreptitiously, in an era when women were starting to join men in wearing watches.
It is credited
Neil Lane Collection.
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Its dimensions are
L x W: 7 × 2.2 cm (2 3/4 × 7/8 in.)
It has the following markings
Van Cleef and Arpels; French platinum marks
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition all oThe Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.