Pendant Watch, 1927
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 The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.