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American Decorative Arts
Maker Case maker: J. S. S., British
Retailer: Thomas Gordon, American, active 1760–1780

Chatelaine Watch

1759

Gold, silver, silver gilt, ormolu, enamel, glass, porcelain, hair

8 1/8 × 6 3/4 in. (20.64 × 17.15 cm, 210 g) other (watch): 2 3/8 × 1 7/8 in.(6.03 × 4.76 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1948.224a-f
Geography: 
Made in London, England
Retailed in New York, New York
Status: 
On view*
Culture: 
British
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Mabel Brady Garvan, New York, New York; gift 1948 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), 8, checklist, no. 6.

Sarah D. Coffin and Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730–2008 (New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Design Museum, 2008), 107, fig. 9.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.