Gilt-brass watch from the British Museum

Gilt-brass watch from the British Museum

This gorgeous watch was made in 1589 by Ghylis van Gheele in London. The style of this watch’s decoration is very Flemish, which is to be expected as the artisan was Flemish. The arms on the inside of the cover are those of the Giffard family of St. Andrews Abbey. This was in a case of a whole bunch of watches. They had the lights set to only be on when people were nearby…but didn’t stay on for long. I had to keep twitching…

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