Pocket watch, Jean Baptiste Baillon, c. 1755

Pocket watch, Jean Baptiste Baillon, c. 1755

gold (metal), d 4.5cm. More details

Jean Baptiste Baillon, purveyor to the French queen, was famous for his watchcases with diamond flowers. This example gives an impression of his speciality; he used various colours of gold to craft asymmetrical bouquets of flowers with hearts and petals partly made of diamonds. Baillon entrusted the goldsmith’s work to specialists, such as Dequay.

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