Watchmaker: Firm of Bautte et Moynier Swiss
Partnership of Jean-François Bautte French
and Jean-Gabriel Moynier

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 554

This pocket watch belongs to a category of upscale souvenir watches. It features Egyptian zodiac symbols taken from a Ptolemaic sandstone bas-relief that was brought to France in 1821 from the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, Egypt

Watch, Watchmaker: Firm of Bautte et Moynier (Swiss, partnership 1826–31), Case: enameled gold; Movement: gilded brass and steel with ruby endstones, Swiss, Geneva

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