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Made by: Eppner Brothers

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

A complicated network of interlaces in relief frames the watch. The first link to either side contains a miniature that is flanked with strapwork in relief. One portrait represents Nicholas I in military uniform, and the other shows his wife Alexandra Fedorovna wearing a kokoshnik. The miniature of Alexandra is based on an original portarait by Franz Kruger. The rest of the slightly convex links are engraved with stylized motifs. Joined by a chain at the clasp is the watch key.

Object name:
Made from:
Gold -- enamel
Made in:
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Date made:
ca. 1850
18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
mark 72 in bolt of clasp; double-headed eagle over anchor, city mark for Odessa; A Sch in Cyrillic for unidentified assayer (active 1843-44); E T struck twice, French import mark for old works, 1864-93
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"