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Key wind, set in spherical enamel case with ring at top; enamel work blue, black, and white on gold background; design of flowers and pair of birds on nest on one side, flowers, stringed musical instrument, and bird holding wreath in beak on other side.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton

Probably Swiss, mid-19th century

Object Place

Probably Switzerland

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 4 x 2.7cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/16in.) Other (Closed): 3.3 x 2.3 x 2.7cm (1 5/16 x 7/8 x 1 1/16in.) Other (approximate): 2.9cm (1 1/8in.)

Accession Number

52.983

Medium or Technique

Gold and enamel

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Timepieces