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The Usefulness of Magnificence: Silver and the English Court

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The Great Ruby Watch

Watchmaker: Nicolaus Rugendas the Younger (1619–1694/5, active from 1662)

Date:
probably ca. 1670
Culture:
German (Augsburg)
Medium:
Case: gold, enameled and set with gemstones (rubies); Movement: gilt brass and steel, partly blued
Dimensions:
Diam. 2-1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Horology
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1520
194113

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