Watch in a painted enamel case by Paul Roumieu

Made:
1650
Watch by Paul Roumieu c.1650. Watch by Paul Roumieu c.1650. L2015-3107

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Watch by Paul Roumieu c.1650.
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museumum

Watch by Paul Roumieu c.1650.
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museumum

L2015-3107
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Watch by Paul Roumieu c.1650, in a painted enamel case of probable later date. The round enamel case is painted in the style of Boucher with a scene of Mars and Venus on the back, and has edges in blue with panels of architectural scenes. On the inside of the case is a harbour scene, also painted on enamel. The dial is of plain white enamel with Roman numerals and a quarter-hour track. Steel hand with a long tail. Movement with train of three wheels, worm-and-wheel set up, pierced balance cock with oval shaped foot, and fusee with gut line. Signed 'P. Roumieu, Rouen' on backplate.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 31

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3107
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), enamel, gold plated (gilded) and steel (metal)
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers