Two Gilt Gold Pocket Watches with Painted Enamelware

Tags: enamel | National Palace Museum | watch


Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Diameter: 6 cm, thickness: 3.8 cm 
In the middle of the 18th century, the center for the production of pocket watches was in London. This pair of pocket watches not only testifies to Sino-Western exchange, the watches are also a marvel of mechanical and artistic craftsmanship.

Text: Yu P'ei-chin

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