It has become so highly irregular to be able to find not only a beautifully enameled pendant watch from the Art Deco period but the highly coveted original matching sterling and enamel chain. This piece makes such a fine statement. On close examination I can say that there is no enamel loss on the watch and chain.
The lavalier chain measures approximately 24 inches with the drop including the pendant watch adding an additional 2 ¾ inches. Total weight of this fine piece is 30.06 grams. Presently, this watch is in excellent running order. I have had it running on two consecutive days and can say that it keeps time to the minute. I have decided to not mess with the opening of this watch so at this time I will not be able to show the mechanics of this superb timepiece.
The bale permanently attached to the watch is constructed using leaves with a top ring to attach the chain to. There are three enamel tubular links evenly displayed on this chain. Each one has yellow enamel used on the larger portions while found on the smaller portion is white enamel banded with sterling silver. In the center of the face is sterling and white enamel while the other portion of the watch face is a pale yellow.
All Art Deco numerals are black with the exception of the 12:00 position which is red. Right under this position is what I believe to be the company responsible for the lovely workmanship. There are 4 letters which read “IOCG”.
There are two sterling bolt rings on this piece, one is found at the base of the chain while the other is found in the traditional necklace position. Both are marked “Sterling” and both stamps are identical with varying sizes and original to this neck piece.
A delightful original perfectly working pendant watch from the Art Deco era coming from a fresh to market private collection.
Art Deco Sterling Pale Yellow Enamel Pendant Watch with Matching Chain - Running