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.

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