Green shagreen watch case

French (Paris)
about 1777


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

23.49 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

97.202c

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass, velvet, satin

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes

White velvet and satin-lined, shaped to fit watch and chatelaine. Set in cover, blue enamel medallion with script CR crowned in gold, under oval glass held by narrow molded gold frame. Fastened by two hinges and three gold hooks. See 97.202 a,b.

Markings

None

Provenance

By 1897, Miss Sara G. Timmins [See note 1]; 1897, bequest of Miss Sara G. Timmins to the MFA.

Notes:
[1] Said to have been a wedding present to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, married in 1761.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Sara G. Timmins