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Enameled Watch with the Virgin and Child and Joseph
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Enameled Watch with the Virgin and Child and Joseph


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This example retains the original highly decorated enamel dial. The introduction of white enamel made reading the time much easier. On the reverse of the case is a painted enamel scene of the Holy Family.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Schlecher à Paris
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1690
Medium
gold, glass, and painted enamel case; gold and enamel dial; partially gilded brass, steel, and silver movement
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.165
Measurements
Diam: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Geographies
  • France, Paris (Place of Origin)
  • Switzerland, Geneva (Place of Origin)

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