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Pocket Watch

1932.226 (RS196462)

Description

This gold watch consists of a gold face with an engraved image and an elaborately enameled case. The face depicts a shoreline with two large buildings or chateaux, their images reflected in the water below. There are two boats on the water and the near shoreline has treets and bushes visible. The hours are depicted in Roman numerals inside an embossed line and under a clear crystal. The case is elaborately engraved and enameled in repeating and intricately intertwined floral scrolls enameled in a deep blue. The top of the case has a thumb lock and ring for suspension on a chain.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1845
Inscriptions
"ECHAPPEMENT/A CYLINDRE EN PIERRE/HUIT TROUS EN RUBIS" (engraving)
Location of origin
France
Material
crystal (lead glass)
enamel (fused coating)
engraving (action)
gold (metal)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
crystal (lead glass)
enamel (fused coating)
engraving (action)
gold (metal)
pocket watches
Watch, Pocket
watches
Dimensions
2 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.226
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Grace Gilbert
GUSN
102795

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