Miniature secretary incorporating a watch

Entrepreneur: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800)
Date: ca. 1766–72
Culture: British, London
Medium: Case: agate, with gold mounts, gilded brass, pearls, and paste jewels set in silver; Dial: white enamel; Movement: wheel balance and cock set with paste jewels
Dimensions: H. 12-1/2 x W. 5-5/8 in. (31.8 x 14.3 cm); Diam. 4-1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification: Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line: Gift of Admiral F, R. Harris, in memory of his wife, Dena Sperry Harris, 1946
Accession Number: 46.184a–c

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