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Cylinder Watch in a Double Case Depicting the Marriage of Zephyrus and Flora
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Cylinder Watch in a Double Case Depicting the Marriage of Zephyrus and Flora


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Description A feature of this watchcase is the exceptional chasing and embossing executed by Ishmail Parbury. George Graham of London, who made the watch, was largely responsible for technical innovations that assured British watchmakers their preeminence in Europe during the second quarter of the 18th century. Depicted on the case is the marriage of Zephyrus, god of the west wind, and Flora, goddess of flowering plants.
Provenance Anatole Demidoff [1812-1870], Prince of San Donato. Tiffany and Co., New York, prior to 1893 [1]. Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] on 1893 list, no. 83
Inscriptions [Signature] On case: Parbury fec[it]; [Engraved] On backplate of watch: G. Graham, London, 590
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1728
Accession Number
58.5
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Diam: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
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