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Pocket Watch with Gilded Cases and Agate Inlay

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Period: 18th century
Medium: Copper, shark skin, enamel, glass gems, agate
Origin: England
Dimensions: Diameter: 5.5 cm. Thickness: 3.3 cm. Chain length: 20.0 cm

This watch has two layers of cases. The outer case is of green sharkskin with a gilded rim. Gold pins are set into the sharkskin to form flowers with curling stems. The inner case is of gilt copper with a flower-shaped engraving. Red agate is inlaid into the foliated radial panel in the center of the reverse, while the rim on the front features two rings of inlaid glass gems. On the back of the engraved gilt copper case is set an enamel panel with an image of a beautiful Western lady surrounded by a ring of glass gems. The white enamel dial has blued steel hands.

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