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Watch and Chatelaine

1775-1776 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This watch has a movmement by Adamson et Millenet in a case made by a casemaker with the mark 'JAA'. The case has Paris marks for 1775-6 and there is a band of neo-classical decoration around the case which is original. Many years later, in about 1860-90, the watchcase was transformed by Auguste Perette, a goldsmith in Paris. He enamelled the back of the case in the rococo style and added a chatelaine in the same style.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Enamelled gold
Brief Description
Enamelled gold watch signed 'Adamson et Millenet A Paris', on a chatelaine with watch key and seal. Paris mark for 1775-76
Physical Description
Gold watch signed 'Adamson et Millenet A Paris', 1775-6, later enamelled and attached to a chatelaine by Auguste Perette, Paris, 1860-90, with watch key and seal
Marks and Inscriptions
  • JAA (casemaker's mark)
  • Mark of Auguste Perette (Back of chatelaine)
  • 'Adamson et Millenet A Paris (Watchmaker's name on top plate of movement)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mr John George Joicey
Summary
This watch has a movmement by Adamson et Millenet in a case made by a casemaker with the mark 'JAA'. The case has Paris marks for 1775-6 and there is a band of neo-classical decoration around the case which is original. Many years later, in about 1860-90, the watchcase was transformed by Auguste Perette, a goldsmith in Paris. He enamelled the back of the case in the rococo style and added a chatelaine in the same style.
Collection
Accession Number
M.295-1919

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record createdJune 14, 2005
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