Rare 19th Century French Antique Cranberry Glass Pocket Watch Holder For Sale
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Rare 19th Century French Antique Cranberry Glass Pocket Watch Holder

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Beautifully handcrafted, arched display stand from which to hang a pocket watch features a gold metal frame and hook with an arch decorated with a whimsical sheep. This frame is attached to a light cranberry colored glass multipurpose trinket dish, which is lavishly decorated with a hand painted floral motif in 24 karat gold. Measures approximately 6” high x 2.5” in diameter. Will hold a small to medium sized pocket watch. Pictured pocket watch is for display purposes only and is not included. Weighs approximately 5.5 ounces. During the 19th Century, people used pocket watch holders, often referred to as a "watch hutches", to store their pocket watches overnight to protect them from loss or damage. These watch holders converted any pocket watch into a small table clock or mantel clock. They also made perfect bedside clocks, before alarm clocks were invented. The French called them porte montre, meaning “watch stands.” Parisian artisans fashioned ornate watch holders for wealthy travelers visiting Paris on the Grand Tour. Pocket watches were a necessity during this era and fine shops along the Palais Royal specialized in selling unusual and whimsical pocket watch accessories.

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    Late 19th Century
  • Diameter
    2.5 in. (6.35 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Tustin, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    0059-CSW
  • Reference Number
    LU131536674921
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