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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.


Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton

Probably Swiss, mid-19th century

Object Place

Probably Switzerland


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


Medium or Technique

Gold and enamel


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Timepieces