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Alarm Watch with Juno
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Alarm Watch with Juno


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Typical of the fancy watches produced before the era of enamel, this delicately engraved oval case is embellished with the graceful figures of the goddess Juno with her peacock on the front and Diana, virgin goddess of the hunt, on the back. The designs are copied from engravings by Étienne Delaune (1519-1583), a French goldsmith and designer, who created prints as models for craftsmen unskilled in drawing figures.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Charles Peiras
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1620 (Baroque)
Medium
gilded brass case; gilded brass, silver, and iron dial; partially gilded brass and steel movement
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.79
Measurements
2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
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