Nécessaire with watch


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 540

Fitted with sewing and writing implements as well as a watch, this unmarked nécessaire shows delightful chinoiserie decoration in the Rococo style, echoing the work of the influential Munich designer François Cuvilliés (1695–1768).

Nécessaire with watch, Casket: gold and mother-of-pearl, lined with dark-red velvet; Watch: brass and partly blued steel, German

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