Watch

Maker: Watchmaker: Pieter Klock (Dutch, 1665–1754)

Maker: Case maker: Jean-Pierre Huaud, known as the younger Huaud (Swiss, 1655–1723)

Maker: Case maker: Amy Huaud (Swiss, 1657–1724)

Date: ca. 1704–20

Culture: Dutch, Amsterdam with Swiss, Geneva case

Medium: Case: painted enamel on gold

Dimensions: Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)

Classification: Horology

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.190.1436a, b

Description

Jean-Pierre and Amy Huaud went into partnership in Geneva in 1682 and worked in Berlin from 1686 until 1700. In 1700, they returned to Geneva, where they made watchcases for export. This example features an image, popular at the time, of Roman Charity. The case was supplied to one of the best Amsterdam watchmakers, who added the movement, bezel, and glass, probably for a Dutch client with a preference for painted enamels and pretty women.

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