The Wallace Collection

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Musical Clock-watch for the Turkish market
  • Watch with case
  • Musical Clock-watch for the Turkish market
  • J. Costa Marseilles , Manufacturer
  • Switzerland, Geneva and Marseilles
  • early-19th century
  • Gold, enamel, brass and steel, chased, blued, enamelled and gilded
  • Height: 10.74 cm, watch only, without suspension handle
    Height: 12.14 cm, with suspension handle
    Width: 8.5 cm
  • Signature: 'Invté et Exeté/PAR/Jh Costa, Amateur d'orlogerie/A MARSEILLE'
  • W301
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Images & Media
  • Watch with Turkish dial, with carillon of 5 bells and hour striker. Case wrought and chased in three-coloured gold, with on back military trophy with Ottoman emblems. Suspension handle. The watch case is made of tortoiseshell and brass and protected the watch when hung inside a carriage.