Exhibitions/ Art Object


Workshop of Wetherell & Janaway (active 1785–94)
ca. 1790
British, London
Case: gold, pearls, enamel, silver set with diamonds and opal; Movement: with diamond endstone
Diam.: 1-7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Laura Frances Hearn, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
The design of this watch, with its pearl-encircled, pure white enamel dial and easy-to-read Arabic numerals, is an unusually elegant one for the period. The case, too, is forward looking: it is slimmer than most contemporary watches, although not so thin as to be unable to accommodate a verge escapement.
Signature: Messrs. Wetherell & Janaway (on works)

Marking: Numbered 1736 (watch number - on works)
Laura Frances Hearn (until 1917; bequeathed to MMA)
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