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Carrying Case and Enameled Watch with Flowers
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Carrying Case and Enameled Watch with Flowers


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Enameled watches from the first half of the 1600s are exceedingly rare. These watches were purchased for their cases, as show pieces; the movements inserted in them were of a lower quality and poor timekeepers even for the period.
Exhibitions
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
Provenance George Robinson Harding, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signed] Pierre le Blonde
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1640 (Baroque)
Medium
gilded brass, iron, silk, and velvet carrying case; gold, glass, and basse-taille enamel case; gold and basse-taille enamel dial; partially gilded brass and steel movement
(Timepieces, Clocks & Watches)
Accession Number
58.118
Measurements
Inner case diam: 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm)
Geographies
  • France, Blois (Place of Origin)
  • France, Paris (Place of Origin)

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