The bright pattern on our watch is adapted from a pair of Japanese screens in the Museum’s collection. In Morning Glories
, Suzuki Kiitsu (Japanese, 1796–1858) concentrated on the exuberant proliferation of the blossoms and leaves through space and has omitted natural settings or context. The brilliant outburst is carefully orchestrated into two movements: the blossoms on the right rise from the ground, while those on the left cascade down as if supported by an unseen trellis.
18K gold overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Case: 1 1/4'' diam. Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L.