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Watchmaker: Pieter Klock (Dutch, 1665–1754)
Case maker: Jean-Pierre Huaud, known as the younger Huaud (Swiss, 1655–1723)
Case maker: Amy Huaud (Swiss, 1657–1724)
ca. 1704–20
Dutch, Amsterdam with Swiss, Geneva case
Case: painted enamel on gold
Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1436a, b
Not on view
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.
Signature: Case: Les deux frères Huaut les jeunes
Movement, on back plate: P. Klock Amsterdam
Frederick George Hilton Price ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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