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Watch with Chain and Pendant Key
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Watch with Chain and Pendant Key

Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the back of the watch is a pierced plaque with diamonds set in the design of a basket and floral spray. The front of the case is engraved and enameled with scenes of doves and animals in a landscape. The winding key is painted with a fancy portrait of a young girl.
  • Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance Henry Story, London [probably the importer- piece is inscribed: Story, London]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] P.T. (?) M.; [Assayer] Head of an eagle used by the Bureau de garantie de Paris (Assayer's office) between January 1847 and 1919.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1820
gold, enamel, glass, diamond, and silver case and key, watercolor on ivory portrait
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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