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Enameled Watch
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Enameled Watch


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Description Enameled watches from the first half of the 1600s are exceedingly rare. These watches were purchased for their cases, as show pieces; the movements inserted in them were of a lower quality and poor timekeepers even for the period. The scintillating appearance of the green is achieved by engraving the surface of the gold case with a dense floral pattern, which was then coated with transparent green enamel.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1650-1660 (Baroque)
Medium
gold, glass, and basse-taille and painted enamel case; basse-taille and painted enamel and gold dial; partially gilded brass and steel movement
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.123
Measurements
Diam: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
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