Skip to content

Papillon Reversible Pendant Watch

Pinterest

SALE
Price: $175.00 $87.50
Member Price: $157.50 $78.75

Item# 80-015820 







Description

The Museums collection includes a Swiss watch (early 19th century) in the shape of a butterfly, delicately crafted in gold with painted enamel. Our pendant watch is based on this delightful original.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with simulated glass pearls, glass cabochons, and a mother-of-pearl face. Quartz movement. Lobster claw closure. Chain: 32''L; pendant: 1 1/4''H x 2''W.

  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with simulated glass pearls, glass cabochons, and a mother-of-pearl face
  • Quartz movement
  • Chain: 32''L; pendant: 1 1/4''H x 2''W
  • Lobster claw closure

Art History

In 1685, large numbers of French Protestant (Huguenot) artisans were driven out of France by the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Among them were watchmakers and enamelers, many of whom relocated to Geneva, Switzerland, which benefited from this influx and began to flourish as a center of watchmaking and watchcase enameling. From about 1790 to 1840, whimsical novelty watches were produced there. Often decorated with brilliant enamel and precious stones, these watchesshaped like insects, flowers, musical instruments, and other fanciful objects represented the beauty of the jewelers art married with the watchmakers craft.

Customer Reviews




Description

The Museums collection includes a Swiss watch (early 19th century) in the shape of a butterfly, delicately crafted in gold with painted enamel. Our pendant watch is based on this delightful original.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with simulated glass pearls, glass cabochons, and a mother-of-pearl face. Quartz movement. Lobster claw closure. Chain: 32''L; pendant: 1 1/4''H x 2''W.





  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with simulated glass pearls, glass cabochons, and a mother-of-pearl face
  • Quartz movement
  • Chain: 32''L; pendant: 1 1/4''H x 2''W
  • Lobster claw closure




Art History

In 1685, large numbers of French Protestant (Huguenot) artisans were driven out of France by the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Among them were watchmakers and enamelers, many of whom relocated to Geneva, Switzerland, which benefited from this influx and began to flourish as a center of watchmaking and watchcase enameling. From about 1790 to 1840, whimsical novelty watches were produced there. Often decorated with brilliant enamel and precious stones, these watchesshaped like insects, flowers, musical instruments, and other fanciful objects represented the beauty of the jewelers art married with the watchmakers craft.


You May Also Like

  • Ladybug Pendant Watch

    Price: $150.00

    Member Price: $135.00

  • Qing Butterfly Earrings

    Price: $35.00

    Member Price: $31.50

  • Japanese Obi Butterflies Top, Slim Fit

    Price: $45.00 $33.75

    Member Price: $40.50 $30.37


Your Recently Viewed Items

    click to view next item

    Help And Information