Time Jewels: Watches Grotesque and Quaint

Catalogue no: 1290
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Rhode Knight
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 28 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1910
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 245mm x 160mm Condition: Pages torn from book, otherwise reasonable
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A rambling account of some (mostly) early watches with anecdotes and references to literature. Illustrations as follows; 1. Oliver Cromwell's Watch 2. A Rose Watch 3. Ring Watch 4. Fleu-rde-lys 5. Tulip 6. Enamelled Globular Watch 7. A Fancy Box Watch 8. A Curious Dial (Digital dial, 19th century) 9. Ring Watch 10. Ring Watch worn by George 111 (Arnold) 11. Skull Watch, once the property of Henri 111 12. Silver Dog-Watch 13. A Watch in the form of an Enamelled Butterfly 14. Pectoral Cross Watch 15. Cristall Jewell 16. A Book Watch 17. A Watch in a Golden Pear 18. The Maltese Cross Watch 19. A Double Set (24 hour dial) 20. A Silver Shell 21. Watch in Poppy Bud of Gold 22. Pectoral Cross Watch, said to have been worn generally on the breast 23. A Watch framed in a Lyre 24. A Silver Skull Watch, when blackened with age, is most realistic 25. A Watch shaped like a Duck 26. An Octagon Watch 27. A Gold Skull Watch, suggestive of a motorist in goggles 28. A Skull Watch, said to have been given to Mary Queen of Scots by Mary Seaton
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
Search terms: Antique Watches
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