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Collections > Clocks & Watches > Pocket Watch
Silver pair-cased watch with white enamel dial painted with symbols of the French Revolution. The silver case is plainly moulded at the edge, the bow flattened. The dial is of white enamel, with, in black, arabic hour numerals and the minutes marked. In the centre a republican in sash and Phrygian bonnet, and holding a glass of wine, clutches an upright pole capped with a bunch of foliage and a Phrygian bonnet, and, on the right, a tricolour is planted in the ground. The minute hand, of gilt metal, shows a ten-pointed star, the hour hand, also of gilt metal is in Breguet form. The back plate is of plain gilt-metal, the cock pierced and engraved.
Size: Diameter: 5 cm.
Object Type: watch
Period: Louis XVI
Actual Date: c. 1790
Century: 18th century
Materials: Silver, Enamel, Gilt-metal
Museum Accession Number: Founders/CW.40