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Double-case watch
    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
      Daniel Delander
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    • Dimensions:
      inner-case diameter 43 mm; thickness (with glass) c. 26 mm; outer-case diameter 51 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Double-case watch (Inv. 3851)
    • Double-case watch (Inv. 3851)

Watch with finely worked inner and outer cases. The inner case has fretworked motifs of plant volutes and dragon's heads; two engraved sectors around the pendant fastening and on the opposite side show a landscape and grotesque mask; the back has a smooth surface with a rosette at the center surrounded by fretworked geometric motifs with leaves. On the embossed outer case is a mythological allegory with a man carrying a spear (perhaps Aeneas), a dog and cupid at his feet, and a seated woman (possibly Dido) at his side. The gold dial has Roman hour numerals and Arabic five-minute numerals. The hands are of blue steel. The movement has a chain fusee and a dust cap. There is a verge escapement. Signed by Daniel Delander. Completed by his son in 1739.