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Watch with Japanese Motifs

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Description During the 18th century, because the supply of Japanese lacquer was limited to that imported to Europe by the Dutch through their base in Deshima, Japan, European craftsmen introduced japanning, a type of pseudo-lacquer made with shellac.
Date Description Narrative
7/01/2002Examinationexamined for survey
  • Chinoiserie: The Chinese Influence. Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati. 1979.
  • The Taste of Maryland: Art Collecting in Maryland 1800-1934. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance Anatole Demidoff, Prince of San Donato (1812-1870); Tiffany and Company, New York, prior to 1893 [mode of acquisition unknown] (on 1893 list, no. 13); Henry Walters, Baltimore, after 1893 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Jno Russel
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, after 1893

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Case: 1754-1755; Movement is slightly later
"ciselé gold, japanning
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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