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1790-1799

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

Painted on the reverse is an image of a young boy and girl embracing. Their love is symbolized by a dove. The edge of the panel is bordered with a row of seed pearls graduated by size.

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  • Title: Watch
  • Creator: Chevalier et Cachet (Swiss, active late 18th century)
  • Date Created: 1790-1799
  • 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: Clockmaker: Chevalier et Cachet (Swiss, active late 18th century), Artist: Swiss
  • Provenance: Mrs. Weil, by purchase; Rebecca Ulman Weil, by inheritance; Henrietta Lehmayer Moser, 1936, by inheritance; Liz and Peter Moser, Baltimore, 1958-1959, by gift [from his mother]; Walters Art Museum, 2006, by gift.
  • Object Type: watches
  • Medium: gold, enamel, pearls
  • Inscriptions: [Mark] 10156; On pendant: LR; [Signature] On dial: Chevalier et Cachet
  • Exhibitions: Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Dimensions: 1/4 x 2 in. (0.64 x 5.08 cm) (d. x diam.)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Liz and Peter Moser, 2006
  • Classification: Timepieces, Clocks & Watches
  • Accession Number: 58.288

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