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Rock Crystal Watch with Quadrilobed Case
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Rock Crystal Watch with Quadrilobed Case


Description 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.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Conrad Kreizer
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1600-1650 (Baroque)
Medium
gilded brass and rock crystal case; gilded brass and silver dial; partially gilded brass and steel movement
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.9
Measurements
H: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
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