DescriptionThe Museum's pendant watch features mother-of-pearl and enamel inlay, and is based on a detail of a mantelpiece designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933).
Produced in cooperation with the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida.
Quartz movement. 18K gold overlay, with Czech crystal and inlaid mother-of-pearl. Hand enameled. Watch: 1 5/16'' diam. Chain: 27 1/2''L.
- 18K gold overlay
- Hand enameled
- Czech crystal and inlaid mother-of-pearl
- Quartz movement
- Chain: 27 1/2''LWatch: 1 5/16'' diam.
Art HistoryA master of many media, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 18481933) was one of America's most noted decorative artists at the turn of the century. Son of the founder of the silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. of New York, Louis C. Tiffany began his career as a painter but moved quickly to interior decoration. In addition to stained-glass windows and lighting fixtures, his studios also made luminous glass vases and bowls, pottery, furniture, textiles, jewelry, and works in bronze and enamel. Louis Comfort Tiffany's country house, Laurelton Hall, was his architectural masterpiece. Situated on 600 acres overlooking Long Island Sound, the sprawling estate was a showcase both for his own work and for his vast collection of artwork and decorative art from around the world.