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Nécessaire

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1750-70 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Williamson (movement)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted agate with gold mounts decorated with bloodstone, rose and brilliant cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires; steel, shagreen and glass

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:

    962:1 to 13-1882

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 62, shelf B, box 3 []

Physical description

Painted agate case for implements, mounted in gold with a lid decorated with precious stones. The contents include a watch.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1750-70 (made)

Artist/maker

Williamson (movement)

Materials and Techniques

Painted agate with gold mounts decorated with bloodstone, rose and brilliant cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires; steel, shagreen and glass

Object history note

ex Jones Collection

Descriptive line

Painted agate case nécessaire, mounted in gold with a lid decorated with precious stones. The contents include a watch, England, London, 1750-70

Materials

Gold; Agate; Bloodstone; Diamond; Ruby; Emerald; Sapphire; Steel; Glass; Shagreen

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Personal accessories; Tools & Equipment

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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