Watch-clock, with diamond wreath dial
On View: Great Hall, South, 1st floor
Fabergé became synonymous with exquisitely crafted, one-of-a-kind luxury goods, such as gold and jewel-encrusted picture frames, parasol handles, cigarette cases, and small animal figures carved from semiprecious stones, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their clients included European royalty and other wealthy people. Fabergé is perhaps best known for his unique mechanical Easter Eggs that were commissioned gifts from the Tsar to his wife and mother.
Fabergé was influenced by jewelry of many periods and nationalities, but he felt foremost affinity with late eighteenth-century French Neoclassical design, as seen in the severe rectilinear silhouette of this clock and the use of the wreath motif.
stone (possibly lapis lazuli), precious stone (diamonds, emeralds), jade, metal (brass), clock parts, and glass
2 3/4 x 2 x 1 in. (7 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
"RA" and stamped with number "17802". Inside door are three stamped marks: "72" (indicating 18 carat gold), "H.W." (for workmaster Henrick Wigström) and "Fabergé" in Russian characters, 246 9 (?) 7 etched on metal pin in base.
Bequest of Helen Babbott Sanders
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House of Carl Fabergé (1846-1920). Watch-clock, with diamond wreath dial, 1886-1896. stone (possibly lapis lazuli), precious stone (diamonds, emeralds), jade, metal (brass), clock parts, and glass
, 2 3/4 x 2 x 1 in. (7 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Helen Babbott Sanders, 78.129.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 78.129.1_SL1.jpg)
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