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Pair-case repeating watch

Maker: Watchmaker: John Champion (British, 1730–1779)
Date: ca. 1770–72
Culture: British, London, made for Chinese market
Medium: Outer case: glass and gold set with diamonds, pearls, emeralds, and rubies; Inner case: gold; Dial: white enamel with black painted Chinese characters and blued steel hands; Movement: gilded brass and partly blued steel
Dimensions: Diameter (outer case): 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm); Diameter (back plate): 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Classification: Horology
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.1440a, b

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