Clock - inv. 3473

Geneve (?), XIX secolo

Pendant Watch incorporated in a Harp
1805
gold   small pearl   enamel  
altezza 81 mm
Inv. 3473

Clock and Watch Room


The harp is made of solid gold and decorated in translucent enamel with floral motifs and grotesques on a blue ground, with beads and small diamonds. The instrument contains a carrillon at the top and a clock at the bottom. The production of “fancy” clocks similar to jewels was typical of Geneva. The most unusual pieces were made there, in the most curious forms (insects, animals) or embedded in objects such as pens and rings. The Museum has a rich collection of these watches.