Watchmaker: Joseph Martineau, Sr.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512

This nécessaire, fitted with a drawer below, contains a variety of toilet, sewing, and writing implements as well as a watch. It was part of the collection of English goldsmith work belonging to Admiral Frederic Harris, a noted philatelist and engineer known for his design of floating dry docks.

#413. Retail Value. High and Low

Nécessaire, Watchmaker: Joseph Martineau, Sr. (active London, 1744–1794), Gold, agate; white enamel; implements of various materials including ivory, steel, tortiseshell, hair, British, London

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