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Enameled Watch with the Holy Family and Saint John
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Enameled Watch with the Holy Family and Saint John


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This watch is a mixture of the work of a number of different makers from France and Switzerland. The circular gold case of this watch is enameled and painted with a scene of the Holy Family and St. John the Baptist. The watch strikes the hours and the half hours.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Huault Freres; [Inscription] Engraved on movement: Fortin a Paris.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
Movement, case backs: 1640-1660; Case rims: ca. 1710 (Baroque)
Medium
painted enamel, gold, and glass case; enamel, copper, and gold dial; partially gilded brass, steel, and silver movement
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.142
Measurements
Diam: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Geographies
  • France, Paris (Place of Origin)
  • Switzerland (Place of Origin)
  • France, Blois (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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