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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1927

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Pendant Watch, 1927

This is a Pendant Watch. It was produced by Van Cleef and Arpels.

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.

It is dated 1927. Its medium is diamonds, platinum, pearl.

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.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Plume, 1926
  • diamonds, platinum.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.4
  • Hanakarakusa W Brooch, 2007
  • gold powder, gold beads, egg shells, mother-of-pearl, colored lacquer....
  • Gift of Van Cleef and Arpels.
  • 2011-42-2

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.

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