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Pair-case, Quarter-repeating Watch

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Pair-case, Quarter-repeating Watch

Artist: George Graham (London, England; active 1688 - 1750)

Date: 1720-1745
Medium: Gold, enamel
Dimensions:
69.9 x 50.8 x 30.5 mm
Markings: Movement: : "G. Graham, London, 499" Dust cap: "Geo. Graham, London" Inner case: cm incuse "WS", London HM 1720, "499" Bell: graffito "499"
Credit Line: Proctor Collection, Frederick T. Proctor Watch Collection
Object number: PC. 245
Label Text
Like most watches from the mid-eighteenth century, the outer case on this watch is decorated with repoussé chasing while the inner case features a simple engraved design. On the outer case the central scene, framed by pierced scrollwork, probably represents a scene from the Aeneid.