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  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    1750-60 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Balthazard, Noël (movement)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    enamelled gold

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 60, shelf A, box 8

Physical description

gold watch enamelled on the reverse with a figure group, signed 'Nl Balthazard A Paris', with casemaker's mark of crossed keys

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)


1750-60 (made)


Balthazard, Noël (movement)

Materials and Techniques

enamelled gold

Marks and inscriptions

signed 'Nl Balthazard A Paris'
Maker's signature

mark: crossed keys
Casemaker's mark


Height: 4.9 cm, Width: 4.5 cm, Depth: 2.3 cm

Descriptive line

Gold watch enamelled on the reverse with a scene of Alexander the Great ceding his mistress to the painter Apelles, after an engraving by Louis Surugue, of a painting by Nicolas Vleughels. Signed 'Nl Balthazard A Paris', with casemaker's mark of crossed keys, Switzerland, 1750-60


Enamel; Gold

Subjects depicted

Figures (representations)


Clocks & Watches; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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