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watch-key / watch-chain / half-hunter watch / chatelaine-watch

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1987,0711.1

  • Escapement

  • Description

    EBONITE HALF-HUNTER CASED CYLINDER WATCH WITH CHATELAINE AND KEY. Cylinder escapement, train wheels etc. running in separate bars mounted on a front plate. White enamel dial with Arabic numerals. Brass hands, not original. Black ebonite case; applied silver monogram on back; bezel with Roman numerals on twelve applied white enamel roundels. Silver lining to case. Attached by silver chain to leather strap/chatelaine with silver studs and silver and ebonite belt hook; also on silver chain is ebonite and silver key.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1855-1865
  • Production place

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 41.3 millimetres (case)
    • Length: 255 millimetres (total)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Content

        CH.OUDIN BREVETÉ PALAIS ROYALE [dial]
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Content

        Bte SGD PARIS 7467 [case lining]
      • Inscription Type

        casemaker's mark
      • Inscription Content

        EF [either side of sand-glass]
      • Inscription Type

        monogram
      • Inscription Content

        ROSE [case-back]
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Content

        DEPOSE [belt-hook]
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Content

        MEDAILLE D'OR CH.Oudin Bte No7467 PALAIS ROYALE 52 [back-plate]
      • Inscription Type

        casemaker's mark
      • Inscription Content

        AoG [?,in cameo]
  • Curator's comments

    See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 161, p.208

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1987

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1987,0711.1

EBONITE HALF-HUNTER CASED CYLINDER WATCH WITH CHATELAINE AND KEY. Cylinder escapement, train wheels etc. running in separate bars mounted on a front plate. White enamel dial with Arabic numerals. Brass hands, not original. Black ebonite case; applied silver monogram on back; bezel with Roman numerals on twelve applied white enamel roundels. Silver lining to case. Attached by silver chain to leather strap/chatelaine with silver studs and silver and ebonite belt hook; also on silver chain is ebonite and silver key.

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EBONITE HALF-HUNTER CASED CYLINDER WATCH WITH CHATELAINE AND KEY. Cylinder escapement, train wheels etc. running in separate bars mounted on a front plate. White enamel dial with Arabic numerals. Brass hands, not original. Black ebonite case; applied silver monogram on back; bezel with Roman numerals on twelve applied white enamel roundels. Silver lining to case. Attached by silver chain to leather strap/chatelaine with silver studs and silver and ebonite belt hook; also on silver chain is ebonite and silver key.

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