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Rare 19th Century French Antique Peacock’s Nest Pocket Watch Holder Porte Montre

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Beautifully handcrafted display stand from which to hang a pocket watch features an ornate, embossed scrolling motif gold metal frame with leaf and red glass bead embellishments and 3 hooks. The pocket watch is inserted from the back of the stand, to hang from the center hook and be decoratively “framed”. Beneath the frame is a whimsical peacock on a nest containing 3 golden eggs, 2 golden flowers with turquoise centers and 3 leaves. Stand attaches to a rectangular alabaster stone base with a beveled edge. Bottom is felted to protect table surface. Measures approximately 5.5” high x 3.5” wide x 2.25” deep. 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 "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. 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

  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.5 in. x W 3.5 in. x Dm 2.25 in.H 139.7 mm x W 88.9 mm x Dm 57.15 mm
  • Diameter
    2.25 in. (57.15 mm)
  • Weight
    5.5 t oz
  • Seller Location
    Tustin, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    0071-SW
  • Reference Number
    LU115816900882
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