Watch Painted with a Pastoral Scene, Outer case of painted enamel on gold. Inner case of gold with an unidentified
maker’s mark consisting of the letters ic over b below a
coronet (incuse) on the interior and an eagle’s head, a French
guarantee mark for gold in use between 1 January 1847 and
1 July 1919 on the pendant. Dial of gold and white enamel
with black numerals; silver hands set with diamond chips.
Movement of gilt brass and steel. Movement signed (on the
back plate): Tomson/london., French and probably Swiss

Watch Painted with a Pastoral Scene

Date:
ca. 1758–65
Culture:
French and probably Swiss
Medium:
Outer case of painted enamel on gold. Inner case of gold with an unidentified
maker’s mark consisting of the letters ic over b below a
coronet (incuse) on the interior and an eagle’s head, a French
guarantee mark for gold in use between 1 January 1847 and
1 July 1919 on the pendant. Dial of gold and white enamel
with black numerals; silver hands set with diamond chips.
Movement of gilt brass and steel. Movement signed (on the
back plate): Tomson/london.
Dimensions:
H. of watch 6 cm, diam. of outer case 4.75 cm, diam. of inner
case 4.1 cm, diam. of back plate 3.45 cm.
Classification:
Enamels
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1245
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 951
Carl Marfels, Frankfurt am Main and Berlin.