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Watch in Purple Glass Case
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Watch in Purple Glass Case


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Purple glass, like that in this watch, was popular in the 17th century because it resembled the semiprecious stone amethyst, which was believed to have protective qualities.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Abraham Cailliatte
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1650-1660 (Baroque)
Medium
gilded brass and purple glass case; copper and enamel dial; partially gilded brass and steel movement
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.26
Measurements
Diam: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
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