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Enamel Watch with Allegories of Peace and Victory
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Enamel Watch with Allegories of Peace and Victory


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the exterior is an idealized female figure wearing a wreath in her hair, while on the inside there is a similar image of a woman in a helmet. By comparison with popular paintings by Simon Vouet (1590-1649), often adapted for the decorative arts, these paired figures can be identified as personifications of Peace and Victory. Several examples of watches with idealized images or portraits surrounded by transparent green enamel exist. One is the only surviving watch signed by Pierre Huaud, the father, so the others have been attributed to him as well.
Provenance George Robinson Harding, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1921 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Amye de Combe
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1921

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Period
ca. 1660 (Baroque)
Medium
gold, glass, and painted and "basse-taille" enamel case; painted and "basse-taille" enamel dial; gilded brass, steel, and silver movement
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.139
Measurements
1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) (d.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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