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Double-case watch
    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
      John Ellicott (watch), Georg-Michael Moser (outer case)
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1754
    • Materials:
      gold, enamel
    • Dimensions:
      clock diameter c. 42 mm; thickness (with glass) c. 27 mm; outer-case diameter 50 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Double-case watch (Inv. 3852)
    • Double-case watch (Inv. 3852)

Watch signed by John Ellicott. The gold cases are fretworked. The embossing on the outer case is by Georg-Michael Moser. The back shows a seated woman being crowned by a warrior in Roman costume. The scene is framed by symmetrical baroque volutes. The type of decoration engraved on the back of the case and the serial number engraved near the pendant are recurrent features of Ellicott's watches. The enamel dial has Roman hour numerals and Arabic five-minute numerals. The hands are made of fretworked gold. The movement has a chain fusee and a dust cap. There is a cylinder escapement.