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Ring and Watch Holder

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Second Floor Hallway

About this object

The background is white. The shape is curved with an opening on one side for the missing watch, while the upper portion has five graduated prongs to hold rings. On the side for the watch is a continuous landscape with a harbor scene at the left and at the right a country scene with a farmhouse, sheep and shepherds. On the opposite face is a well painted still life with fruit, peaches and grapes and two doves against a grey ground. These scenes are transfer prints over painted in opaque enamels. They are surrounded with rococo frames in raised gilt scrolls. The rest fingers are painted with sprays of flowers. The base is in gilt copper, ribbed at the sides.

Object name:
Ring and Watch Holder
Made from:
Enamel on copper -- gilt copper
Made in:
ENGLAND: South Staffordshire, Bilston or Wednesbury
Date made:
ca. 1770
overall __3.60 IN __4.81 IN
overall __9.16 CM __12.22 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
LABEL __At the bottom a round paper label with zig-zag edges and the number "36" in the center
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection"