Lecture
Unwinding the History of a Timeless Accessory: The Art of the Watch Key

Elizabeth Coulter, Dale Montgomery Fellow

 

This presentation will explore the Smith Watch Key Collection at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.  This unique collection of over 1,200 watch keys illustrates a range of designs and fine craftsmanship from the development of the pocket watch in the 16th century through the invention of the stem-winder in the mid-19th century. In addition to the practical nature of the keys to wind watches, they also served as accessories signifying the status and stylish sense of their owners.  

 

 

When

Friday, April 28th 2017 at 11:00 AM

to Friday, April 28th 2017 at 12:00 PM

Where

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

1000 Holt Avenue-2765

Winter Park, FL 32789-4499

1000 Holt Avenue-2765
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499