Repeating watch, Clarke & Dunster, c. 1725

Repeating watch, Clarke & Dunster, c. 1725

gold (metal), d 5.5cm. More details

The scene of a company making music may have been the work of an Amsterdam chaser of French origin. Amsterdam craftsmen were specialized in small-scale depictions chased in gold. The maker of the watchcase, Thauvet Beslay, mounted the scene in a gold ajouré, or openwork, outer case. According to the text engraved on the open book, the scene is from Ovid’s guide to the art of love, the Ars Amatoria.

On display in room 0.9 Watches

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

KAREN CLARK STUDIO added this work to furniture

August 6 2015 - 98 works 449 0

Marian Lambers added this work to Fashion Accessories

August 5 2015 - 85 works 16 0

Geertruida M.P. Brouwer added this work to uurwerk

June 29 2015 - 36 works 37 1

Make your own creations with this work