Pocket watch. Classicism. Austria

Joseph Jefsnerlate 18th century

Lithuanian National Museum of Art

Lithuanian National Museum of Art
Vilnius, Lithuania

This is a pocket watch with an alarm function in a
rounded silver body with a tab to which a chain can be attached. The white
enamel clock face with Arabic numerals (1-12) marking the hours and minute
sections is covered with an opening glass lid.

The mechanism lies behind a lid, the exterior of which is
decorated with an enamel miniature portrait of a woman.

The edges of the lids covering the clock face and
mechanism are decorated with gold dots.

The plate holding in place
the mechanism bears the engraving: “Joseph Jefsner in Wien No 418”.


  • Title: Pocket watch. Classicism. Austria
  • Creator: Joseph Jefsner
  • Date: late 18th century
  • Provenance: Lithuinian Art Museum
  • Type: Watch
  • External Link: Lithuanian Art Museum
  • Medium: Silver, gold, enamel, other metals

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