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Jacques Palliard (Paliard or Pailard) (1718-1787), Besançon, first half 18th century, A silver Memento Mori pocket watch
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Jacques Palliard (Paliard or Pailard) (1718-1787), Besançon, first half 18th century, A silver Memento Mori pocket watch
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Jacques Palliard (Paliard or Pailard) (1718-1787), Besançon, first half 18th century, A silver Memento Mori pocket watch
Engraved silver skull-shaped case, exterior decoration with allegory of Death, the Birth of Eve, Adam and Eve, surrounded by foliage; interior with Nativity scene; many inscriptions in Latin: sit . justitiae satis fecit [...] superavit . salutem comparavit, sicut meis sic omnibus idem, tempus ed ax rerum, tu que invidiosa vetustas, scala coeli ad gloriam via [She has satisfied justice, she has overcome trials, she has prepared salvation; as I treat my relatives, similarly I treat everyone; time devours all things; you too, old age is hungry for you; the watch, time scale is the way to the glory of the sky]

Movement : gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced with foliage motives French balance cock, spiral balance,  steel counter pivot, silver set-up wheel.


H. 7 cm ; 2 3/4 in.
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