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Watch with Scenes of Europa and the Bull and a Satyr and Sleeping Nymph
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Watch with Scenes of Europa and the Bull and a Satyr and Sleeping Nymph


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In the 1600s watches with painted enamel covers that depicted either religious or well-known amorous stories from antiquity were popular as much for personal ornamentation as for telling time.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Signature] On back of case: P. Huaud fecit; [Inscription] On movement: S Charleson, London, 1556 (?)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1690
Medium
gold and enamels
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.127
Measurements
Approx H: 3 × W: 2 1/2 × D: 1 9/16 in. (7.62 × 6.35 × 4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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