- Museum number
GOLD AND PAINTED ENAMEL PAIR-CASED CYLINDER WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEAT AND CHATELAINE [DIAL MISSING].
Full-plate gilded brass movement with cylinder escapement.
Dial, hands and quarter-repeat mechanism now missing.
Pair-cases: inner pierced and engraved in Rococo style with bird and pillar on back; outer case of gold and enamel; foliate border on a blue and white enamel ground surrounds an en grisaille painted enamel panel depicting two female figures, one seated and one standing, the latter with a serpent around her left hand.
En suite gold and enamel chatelaine; on belt hook is an en grisaille painted enamel female bust and on the hanger an urn, both in the neo-classical style; on one of the chatelaine hooks is a miniature lyre.
- Production date
- 1771 (case)
Diameter: 50 millimetres (watch)
Length: 215 millimetres (including chatelaine)
- On display (G46/dc22)
Latest: 4 (2017) some old rust on outer case hinge and mechanism.
3 (1994) Outer case: an area of the surface enamel at the upper right edge missing.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number