Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hippolyte Teterger Watch and Chatelaine

Watch and ChatelaineSource: metmuseum.org

Watchmaker: Hippolyte Téterger

                    Date:
                    ca. 1870–78
                    Culture:
                    French (Paris)
                    Medium:
                    Gold, platinum and diamonds
                    Dimensions:
                    overall: 6-1/2 x 2-3/8 in.  (16.5 x 6.0 cm); diam.  of watch:  1-1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
                    Classification:
                    Horology
                    Credit Line:
                    Gift of Cele H. and William B. Rubin, 1959
                    Accession Number:
                    59.43 a-c

                    Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

  • Signature: [1]  Téterger/ 31 RUE ST AUGUSTIN/ Paris (inner back plate of watch, script and print) [2]  HIPPTE TETERGER/H.T. DÉPOSE (stamped on back of chatelaine)
    Marking: [1]  chimera (mark for gold watches and clocks imported into France, 1838-1893) [2]  small crab (mark for gold and silver imported from countries with customs conventions, 1864 to present) Location of marks: 1:  on inside of inner back plate of watch 2:  on tongue of chatelaine

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Most Romantic Places in Paris

Source: www.travelchannel.comBy: Kwin Mosby

Visiting Paris? Take your significant other to one of the city’s most romantic spots, including the Eiffel Tower, The Wall of “I Love You’s,” Luxembourg Gardens or Île Saint Louis on the Seine.

Arc de Triomphe

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Montmartre Montmartre is set on a hill in northern Paris. It’s a great spot to take your significant other for break-taking views of the city. Wander through the narrow, winding streets lined with small cafes and shops. Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh were just a few well-renowned artists who had studios or worked in the Parisian neighborhood.

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Madelines – Can’t get much cuter…

Source: www.madeline.com

“In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.  They left the house, at half past nine…  The smallest one was Madeline.”

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