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Pocket watch

Breguet et Fils, No. 1226

Museu Medeiros e Almeida

Museu Medeiros e Almeida
Lisbon, Portugal

Belonged to the French General Jean-Andoche Junot (1771-1813), who commanded the Napoleonic troops at the first invasion of Portugal in 1807 and was defeated by the Anglo-Portuguese army commanded by Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), the Duke of Wellington. It was resold to the House of Breguet by Laura Junot (1784- 1838), his widow, in 1813, and came to the possession of Sir Rowland Hill (1772-1842), who served under Arthur Wellesley and, ironically, gifted it to him. It remained the property of the Wellington family until 1964 when it was auctioned and acquired by António de Medeiros e Almeida.

Details

  • Title: Pocket watch
  • Creator: Breguet et Fils, No. 1226
  • Date Created: 1807 (?)
  • Location: Museu Medeiros e Almeida
  • Location Created: Paris (France)
  • Physical Dimensions: Ø 5.7 cm
  • Provenance: Sotheby’s & Co., London, through antique dealer Ronald A. Lee (London), 1964
  • External Link: museum website, audio guide
  • Medium: Gold, silver, steel, glass, bronze, mahogany, velvet
  • Inventory Number: FMA 7744

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