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English gold watch and chatelaine with rococo designs

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An image of Watch and chatelaine. Goujon, Stephen (case maker, London). Moser, George Michael (gold chaser, case, British, 1704/1706-1783, London). Webster, William (watchmaker, active 1734-1766, London). The gold watch case embossed and chased on the front with Venus presenting Arms to Aeneas watched by a river god and surrounded by Rococo scrolls. Chatelaine is cast with rococo designs, back of large central plaque with incused 'H' under a vertical line of five chevrons. Side drops, left hand with key and seal, cut with coat of arms, right hand with two seals, one cornelian cut with head of a philosopher, and one rock crystal cut with a head of a bearded man, possibly Socrates'. Centre drop at top with heart-shaped locket containing woven hair under under glass, above which is a white enamelled gold ribbon with gold lettering 'TOT SEUL ME FIXE.'. Case, gold, with chased decoration; chatelaine, cast and chased, height, whole, 14.1 cm, 1761-1762. Rococo.

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Watch and chatelaine. Goujon, Stephen (case maker, London). Moser, George Michael (gold chaser, case, British, 1704/1706-1783, London). Webster, William (watchmaker, active 1734-1766, London). The gold watch case embossed and chased on the front with Venus presenting Arms to Aeneas watched by a river god and surrounded by Rococo scrolls. Chatelaine is cast with rococo designs, back of large central plaque with incused 'H' under a vertical line of five chevrons. Side drops, left hand with key and seal, cut with coat of arms, right hand with two seals, one cornelian cut with head of a philosopher, and one rock crystal cut with a head of a bearded man, possibly Socrates'. Centre drop at top with heart-shaped locket containing woven hair under under glass, above which is a white enamelled gold ribbon with gold lettering 'TOT SEUL ME FIXE.'. Case, gold, with chased decoration; chatelaine, cast and chased, height, whole, 14.1 cm, 1761-1762. Rococo.

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  • Accession Number: M.2&A-C-1836
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 726 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 153.12kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1

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18th Century Aeneas Aphrodite Artist/Maker Artistic Movement Date Department English Fitz_AA George Michael Moser Georgian Material Medium Nationalities Object Type Other Keywords People Roccoco Rococo Stephen Goujon Venus William Webster Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd carnelian chased chatelaine cornelian crystal dial embossed gemstones gold heart shaped hearts jewellery jewelry locket pocket watch precious stones rock crystal timepiece watch watch face

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