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Watch with Benjamin Franklin

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Description The image of Franklin reading beside a bust of Isaac Newton is based on a portrait painted in London in 1766-1767 by David Martin (English, 1737-1798). Breguet et fils was a firm founded in Paris in 1775 by Abraham Breguet, an immigrant from Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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ca. 1830
silver-gilt with enamel
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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