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The Great Ruby Watch

Maker: Watchmaker: Nicolaus Rugendas the Younger (German, 1619–1694/5) , master 1662
Date: ca. 1670
Culture: German, Augsburg
Medium: Case and dial: painted and raised enamel on gold, set with gemstones (rubies), with a single hand; Movement: gilded brass and partly blued steel
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/8 × 2 1/8 × 7/8 in. (7.9 × 5.4 × 2.2 cm); Diameter (back plate): 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification: Horology
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.1520

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