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Case Watch with Outer and Inner Pair of Enamels

ca. 1820-1830

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

The dial of this watch is very delicately etched with a scene of a man fishing. The reverse of the outer case is painted with a woman holding a dove. The inner case is engraved and enameled with a polychrome bird. The watch is an example of the 19th century taste for historicism and revivals, as it recalls the decoration of 17th century watches.

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  • Title: Case Watch with Outer and Inner Pair of Enamels
  • Creator: Swiss
  • Date Created: ca. 1820-1830
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Swiss
  • Provenance: Mrs. Weil, by purchase; Rebecca Ulman Weil, by inheritance; Henrietta Lehmayer Moser, 1936, by inheritance; Liz and Peter Moser, 1958-1959, by gift [from his mother]; Walters Art Museum, 2006, by gift.
  • Object Type: watches; cases
  • Medium: gold, enamel
  • Inscriptions: [Mark] No. 7511
  • Dimensions: H: 3 1/16 x W: 1 1/2 in. (7.78 x 3.81 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Liz and Peter Moser, 2006
  • Classification: Timepieces, Clocks & Watches
  • Accession Number: 58.289

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