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Watch and chatelaine

Watchmaker: Jacques Jérôme Gudin (w. 1750; master 1762; died 1789)
ca. 1770–90
French, Paris
Gold, enamel, diamonds
Diam. 1-1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Credit Line:
The Moses Lazarus Collection, Gift of Josephine and Sarah Lazarus, in memory of their father, 1888-95
Accession Number:
90.22.7a, b
Not on view
Chatelaines, which hung from the waist, were designed to hold sewing, writing, or toilet implements.
Signature: Gudin (in script)/ A PARIS (on dial) (see image); Gudin/ A Paris/ No 3089 (in script) (on movement) (see image)

Marking: On chateleine:
[1] fleur-de-lys (see image)
[2] the letter P (see image)
[3] undechiperable (?) (see image)
[4] undechiperable (?) (see image)
Josephine and Sarah Lazarus , New York (until 1890; to MMA)
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