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Watch

Maker:
Watchmaker: Robert Smith (w. 1630; cc, 1640; master 1650; died 1654)
Date:
ca. 1650
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Case and dial: silver and gilded brass; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver
Dimensions:
Diam. 1-7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Classification:
Horology
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1479
Not on view
Naturalistic flowers in formal arrangements similar to those engraved on the dial of this watch were introduced by models in engravings of ornament during the middle years of the seventeenth century. The form of the case was inspired by the shell of a sea urchin.
Signature: Robert Smith in Popeshead Ally (on the back of the movement)
Frederick George Hilton Price ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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