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Hippolyte Teterger Watch and Chatelaine

Watch and ChatelaineSource:

Watchmaker: Hippolyte Téterger

                    ca. 1870–78
                    French (Paris)
                    Gold, platinum and diamonds
                    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)
                    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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