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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (case, made)
    Switzerland (movement, made)

  • Date:

    1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Froment-Meurice (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver and gold with inscribed scrolls

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss L. Frith

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 67, shelf D, box 5

According to the lady who donated this watch to the Museum in 1922, it was made in Paris for the painter Thomas Creswick, RA (1811-69) and was left by him to her father.

Physical description

Silver and gold watch, with a personification of Painting surrounded by scrolls inscribed 'Poesie', 'Musique', 'Sculpture', 'Gravure', and the initials of Thomas Creswick, R.A. (1811-69) for whom it was made, signed 'Froment-Meurice A Paris'

Place of Origin

Paris (case, made)
Switzerland (movement, made)


1867 (made)


Froment-Meurice (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver and gold with inscribed scrolls

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed 'Poesie', 'Musique', 'Sculpture', 'Gravure'
scrolls inscribed

the initials of Thomas Creswick, R.A. (1811-69) for whom it was made

signed 'Froment-Meurice A Paris'
Maker's signature


Height: 5.2 cm, Width: 3.8 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Object history note

Made for Thomas Creswick R.A. in 1867

Descriptive line

Silver and gold, with scrolls inscribed 'Poesie', 'Musique', 'Sculpture', 'Gravure', made for Thomas Creswick, R.A. (1811-69) by 'Froment-Meurice A Paris'


Silver; Gold


Flat chasing; Engraving (incising)


Clocks & Watches; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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