The Museum’s watch is based on a round table clock made of gold, pearls, and guilloché enamel that was created in the workshop of Peter Carl Fabergé (Russian, 1846– 1920) sometime between 1896 and 1908. Fabergé was the world’s greatest master of guilloché enameling, a time-intensive technique, in which polychrome enamel is layered over circular, straight, or wave patterns engraved on metal. Combining this type of enameling with precious metals and stones, Fabergé brought guilloché to the very heights of luxury, making it one of the decorative techniques most favored by the elite of Edwardian society.
Made expressly for the Metropolitan Museum in the United States.
14K gold overlay, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Leather strap. Quartz movement. Band: adjusts from 7 1/4'' to 5 5/8''; Case: 1''W. Water resistant case.
- 14K gold overlay
- MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS
- Leather band
- Quartz movement
- Band: adjusts from 7 1/4'' to 5 5/8''Case: 1''W
- Water resistant case
Art HistoryPeter Carl Fabergé (Russian, 1846–1920) revolutionized the way jewelry was evaluated in Russian society by emphasizing creativity and workmanship over the use of precious stones and metals. His studio produced a wide variety of objets d'art, including magnificent jewelry, clocks, enamel cigarette cases, boxes, frames, and his ultimate achievement, a series of jeweled Easter eggs created for czars Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia.