Kipling de Freitas

Medieval Quatrefoil Bangle Watch

Regular price $ 95.00 $ 0.00
A gift of art with sacred overtones, the design of this beautiful watch is taken from a quatrefoil pattern on a small rectangular reliquary plaque dated between 1175 and 1200. The plaque was crafted in gilded copper and champlevé and cloisonné enamel and was, most probably, part of an ornate church shrine that housed relics associated with local saints. Fragments are usually all that remain of medieval religious objects since many were dismantled or destroyed following the secularization of church property in the nineteenth century.

Watch with quartz movement: Hand enameled 18K gold overlay, hinged with a magnetic closure. 1.125'' Width; inner circumference: 7.5''.