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Watch with a Case Representing a Peony
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Watch with a Case Representing a Peony


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Description This charming watchcase takes the form of a peony. The gold case was first enameled in white, following this colored enamel was fused over the top to create a naturalistic effect of unfurling petals, which are outlined in pearls. To represent the green leaves at base of the flower, another enameling technique, called basse-taille, has been used. Here, the gold was engraved to imitate veins that show through the translucent green enamel which was applied over the top.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early 19th century
Medium
gold, gilded silver, painted and basse-taille enamel, pearl
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.161
Measurements
Diam: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
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