Watch with Floral Decoration

ca. 1760

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

The circular case of this gold watch is enameled "en plein." The workings are engraved "J.B. Baillon a Paris, no. 3015." The hand is not original.

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  • Title: Watch with Floral Decoration
  • Creator: French
  • Date Created: ca. 1760
  • 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: French
  • 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. 40); Henry Walters, Baltimore, after 1893 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: watches
  • Medium: gold, enamel
  • Inscriptions: [Name, location, number] Engraved on workings: J.B. Baillon a Paris, no. 3015
  • Exhibitions: Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
  • Dimensions: H with stem & loop: 2 5/16 x Diam: 1 7/8 x D: 13/16 in. (5.9 x 4.8 x 2.1 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters
  • Classification: Timepieces, Clocks & Watches
  • Accession Number: 58.124

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