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Made by: Esquivillon Frères & DeChoudens

On view in: French Drawing Room


About this object

The outer case is in gold. The dial on the front is framed by a band of diamonds. The sides are chased and engraved, the back has an oval medallion contining the half-length figure of a young woman in colored enamel, on a terrace, holding a letter. The medallion is framed by diamonds. On the dial is the name of the maker.

Category:
timepieces
Object name:
WATCH
Made from:
Gold -- enamel -- diamonds -- glass
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
ca. 1780
Size:
5.9 × 4 cm (2 5/16 × 1 9/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
16.5
Class:
TIMEPIECE
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; NUMBER on dial and works: Esquivillon Frères and DeChoudens; in works: 41197 incised (possibly the serial number); inside case: 21197 681
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973