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Personal Ornament, Timepiece

Works of Art (24)

Clock watch with calendar, ca. 1600–1610, Movement probably by Nicolas Forfaict the Elder (French), Case: silver and gilded brass; Dial: gilded brass and silver, with a steel hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1607)
Clock watch, ca. 1600–1610, Movement by Michael Nouwen, or Nouen (Flemish, active London), Case: gilded brass; Dial: gilded brass, with a blued steel hand; Movement: gilded brass and iron (17.190.1549)
Design for a ring watch, 1561, Pierre II Woeiriot (French), Engraving (26.57.50)
Oval Print with Birds, Insects, and Fruits, ca. 1620, Claes Jansz Visscher (Dutch), copy after Hertzog von Brin (German), Blackwork (56.500.114)
Pair-case automaton watch, ca. 1770–75, Signed by James Cox (English), Outer case: gold, partly enameled and set with gemstones and paste jewels; inner case: gold with casemaker's mark of Peter Mounier (English); dial: white enamel, with frame set with paste jewels; movement: brass, steel, and silver (1977.436.4)
Pair-case Puritan watch, ca. 1640, Movement by Edward East (English), Outer and inner cases: silver, with a single blued steel hand; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1468ab)
Pair-case watch, 1682–83, Movement by Thomas Tompion (English); inner case and dial by Nathaniel Delander (English), Outer case: leather with gold studs monogrammed RWR surmounted by a coronet (unidentified); Inner case and champlevé dial: gold, with blued steel hands; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1489ab)
The principal parts of a watch, 1741, Detail of an engraving from Antoine Thiout l'aîné, Traité de l'horlogerie mechanique et pratique (Paris, 1741), vol. 2, pl. 34, Engraving (146.9/T34)
Table Clock with a Skeleton Movement, mid-16th century or earlier, South German, Case and dial of gilt brass; hand and movement of steel (29.52.7)
Traveling clock watch with alarm, ca. 1680, Movement by Thomas Tompion (English); case by Nathaniel Delander (English), Case and dial: silver; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1512)
Watch in the form of a Lesser George,Movement by Nicholas Vallin (Flemish), Case: gold, partly enameled, and rock crystal; Dial: gold, partly enameled, with gilded-brass hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1475)
Watch in the form of a skull, ca. 1640–50, Movement by Isaac Penard (Swiss), Case and dial: silver, partly nielloed, with a single silver hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel (17.190.1575)
Watch pin, ca. 1900, Riker Brothers (American), Yellow gold, plique-à-jour enamel, diamonds, pearl, ruby (2001.331)
Watch, ca. 1645–50, Movement by Jacques Goullons (French), Case and dial: painted enamel on gold; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1557)
Watch, ca. 1650, Movement by Nicolas Bernard (French), Case: enameled gold; Dial: enameled gold, with a single gilded brass hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1622)
Watch, ca. 1650–60, Movement by Charles Bobinet (Swiss), Case: pink agate, mounted in enameled gold; Dial: painted enamel with a single gilded-brass hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1617)
Watch, ca. 1650–60, Movement by Jean Rousseau the Younger (Swiss), Case: rock crystal mounted in gilded brass; Dial: silver, with single gilded brass hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1014)
Watch, ca. 1675–80, Movement by Johannes Van Ceulen the Elder (Dutch); case and dial probably by Josias Belle (French), Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver; Case and dial: enameled gold and painted enamel on gold (17.190.1417)
Watch, ca. 1680, Movement probably by Nicolas Gribelin (French), Case: painted enamel on gold; Dial: painted enamel with champlevé gold chapter ring; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1559)
Watch, ca. 1850–55, Firm of François Czapek (Swiss), Case of enameled gold; dial of painted enamel; movement of gilded brass and steel (1983.183.5)
Watch, probably ca. 1670, Movement by Nikolaus II Rugendas (German), Case: gold, enameled and set with gemstones; Dial: painted enamel on gold, with a single gold hand; Movement: glided brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1520)
Watchcase, ca. 1645, movement ca. 1750, Movement by Lambertus Vrijthoff (Dutch), French (probably Paris), Case and dial: painted enamel on gold; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1413)
Watchcase, ca. 1686–88, Case by Jean-Pierre Huaud (Swiss); movement by Johann G. Racine (Swiss, active Berlin), Case: painted enamel on gold; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1522)
Watchcase, ca. 1700, Case and dial by Jean-Pierre Huaud (Swiss) and Amy Huaud (Swiss); movement by Pieter Klock (Dutch), Case and dial: painted enamel on gold; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1436)