A Pocket Watch Holder

Circa 1830

This Berlin iron pocket watch holder exhibits the incredible detail the maker achieved casting in iron. A square stepped plinth supports a square pedestal decorated with a classical scene in relief within a wreath of grape leaves and grapes. The watch holder is likewise decorated grape leaves and grapes and is crowned with a lyre with a winged putto’s head below and a radiant eye above. An identical pair is illustrated in Anne Forschler–Tarrasch’s book European Cast Iron on page 274, Cat. 753 which illuminates the splendid collection of Berlin iron at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Cast iron
Height: 9 ¼” Width: 3 ½” Depth: 3 ½"

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