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Octagonal Watch with Rock Crystal Case
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Octagonal Watch with Rock Crystal Case


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Many 17th-century watches were made with cases incorporating rock crystal. This semiprecious stone introduced an added element of luxury and also, in this context, served as a symbol for eternity by recalling the crystalline sphere traditionally described as constituting the outermost edge of the universe.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/01/2002Examinationexamined for survey
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature, location and date] Gerardus Brand fecit Amsterdam 1623
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1623 (Baroque)
Medium
rock crystal, gold, and champlevé enamel case; gold and champlevé enamel dial; partially gilded brass and steel movement
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.28
Measurements
H: 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm)
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