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Watch in the form of a skull
Watch in silver case. A flattened bow projects from the centre of the top of the skull. The lower jaw and the bottom of the skull hinge at the back and open to reveal the dial on the underside of the skull. The applied dial is of silver against the gilt-metal of the movement, the figures in relief against a matted ground, the hours as black Roman numerals, surrounded by a minute band with the five-minute intervals marked by cartouches engraved with Arabic numerals.
Size: Diameter: 5 cm.
Artist / Maker: Le Roy a Paris
Object Type: watch
Period: Louis X V
Actual Date: c. 1760
Century: 18th century
Materials: Silver, Gilt-metal
Museum Accession Number: Founders/CW.52