Nécessaire incorporating a watch (one of a pair)

Entrepreneur John Barbot British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512

London’s workshops, supported by a complex network of specialized artisans, produced luxury goods of all kinds, including silks, fans, gold boxes, watches, and jewelry. Some of the most fanciful and expensive goods were made for export to China and India, while others were made on speculation or were sold by lottery.

#413. Retail Value. High and Low

Nécessaire incorporating a watch (one of a pair), John Barbot (British, recorded 1751–65), Gold, agate, rubies, diamonds, silver, wood carcass, silk velvet, mirror glass; glass, enamel, ivory, steel; movement: gilded brass, steel; enamel face, British, London

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