Watch case

Case maker: possibly George Harrison British
Case maker: possibly Gyles Hooper British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512

In the second half of the eighteenth century, English watchmakers exported a large number of watches for use in Arabic-speaking territories. The numerals on the dials were not exactly those used in Arabic arithmetic, however, but were apparently adaptations made by European clockmakers.

Watch case, Case maker: possibly George Harrison (British, active beginning 1760), Partly enameled gold, outer case set with diamonds, French, for Turkish market

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Watch case (17.190.1568)