Russian Metal Artworks

Watch stand

    Watch stand

    Russian Empire

    The 19th century

    Glass, bronze, wood, brass; casting, faceting, knurling, gilding, chasing

    21.1 x 6.8 x 6.7 cm


    Watch stand – a column-shaped stand for pocket watch of cut glass with the base that is rimmed with gilded elements with knurling and ornately shaped small capitals with gilded bronze ball on the top. The stand with curved hook for a watch suspension is fixed on the base. The ball and the column are decorated with volumised image of a wriggling snake holding horizontally placed stylized shell.