About this object

  • ID:

    A22344

  • Production date:

    c.1702; 18th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Empire: London's Manufactures

  • This pocket watch was manufactured by the French watchmaker David Lestourgeon. He emigrated to London from Rouen in around 1681. Lestourgeon, a Huguenot (Protestant), worshipped at one of the French churches in Spitalfields. The Huguenots brought with them to London important knowledge and skills from the major French clock and watch making centres.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    L 179 mm (chain), Case DM (outer) 58 mm; D 38 mm; (inner) DM 49.5 mm; D 31 mm; (movement) DM 37.5 mm; (between plates) 9.7 mm

  • Materials

    silver; copper alloy; gilt; brass; enamel; steel;

  • Last Updated

    2019-08-28

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Person

    Henry of Orange, William (depicted)

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