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Double-case watch
    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
      William Sharp
    • Place:
    • Date:
      early 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      silver, tortoiseshell, brass
    • Dimensions:
      clock diameter 48 mm; thickness (with glass) c. 29 mm; outer-case diameter 54 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Double-case watch (Inv. 3848)
    • Double-case watch (Inv. 3848)

Watch with silver inner case and brass outer case covered in red and brown tortoise-shell with silver inlays; the back carries a very delicate silver-line inlay showing a landscape with a house, a tree, and a dog. The scene is enclosed in leaf and flower volutes with a dragon's head. The sides and lunette are studded with silver nails. The hands are of burnished steel. The movement has a chain fusee and verge escapement.