Watchmaker: Robert Smith British

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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.

Watch, Watchmaker: Robert Smith (British, working 1630, Clockmakers' Company 1640, master 1650, died 1654), Case and dial: silver and gilded brass; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver, British, London

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