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Artist: Paul Ditisheim (La Chau-de-Fonds, Switzerland)

Date: c. 1900
Medium: Silver, enamel, steel
Dimensions:
44 mm
Markings: Case, cranium: oval swan control, MANE THECEL PHARES Case, jaw: 10083 Case interior: "MONTRE HAMLET BREVETÉ, S.G.D.G.", no, 12400, Swiss HM for .875 silver
Inscribed: Inscribed on cranium: "MANE THECEL PHARES" Dial: "Hamlet"
Credit Line: Proctor Collection
Object number: PC. 1023.7
Label Text
Ditisheim patented this model in 1896 (swiss patent# 12400; "watch with case formed like a skull").