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WATCH

Made by: F. C.

On view in: French Drawing Room


About this object

The watch is decorated with its sides, stem, rim and borders, front and back being pove in pearls and turquoise. The front has a small dial enameled in white with black Roman numerals for the hours. The rest of the front has a Swiss landscape enameled in colors. Against this is a four-color gold relief with a young man and a young woman each playing a musical instrument. The back cover is enameled with the half-figure of Ceres (Demeter), the harvest goddess. She faces the right and holds her left arm above her head with a scarf entwined in the fingers. She holds a sheaf of wheat in her right arm. The inner back cover is enameled with a group of musical instruments and a Chinese parasol in colors on a light green ground. Also, S M for seconds and musical.

Category:
timepieces
Object name:
WATCH
Made from:
Gold -- enamel -- pearls -- turquoise
Made in:
Geneva, Switzerland
Date made:
ca. 1810
Size:
6.4 x 6.7 cm (2 1/2 x 2 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
16.15
Class:
TIMEPIECE
Signature marks:
MARK inside stamped: FC No. 5629; inner back cover: SM; front border: 5629
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973