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WATCH

Made by: Melly Fréres

Currently in storage


About this object

The outer case is gold. Each face is edged by a narrow band of small diamonds. On the back, the works inside are visible through the glass cover which is partially covered with openwork vine scrolls in gold set with diamonds. The dial is in white enamel, the hours in Roman numerals and the minutes in Arabic numerals. A tiny diamond is set between each Arabic numeral and several are set in the scroll-like white gold hour and minute hands.

Category:
timepieces
Object name:
WATCH
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
ca. 1780
Size:
5.6 x 4.1 cm (2 3/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
16.8
Class:
TIMEPIECE
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION On the cover the name of the watch maker: Fres. Melly à Paris
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973