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Oval Watchcase with Birds and Smaller Motifs

Artist:
Jacques Hurtu (French (active 1584–1635))
Publisher:
Pierre Firens I (Flemish, Antwerp 1580–1638 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1614–19
Medium:
Blackwork and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 1/16 x 2 3/4 in. (10.3 x 7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.84.7
Not on view
Part of a series of 6 with goldsmiths designs executed in the blackwork technique. Design for an oval watchcase, probably used as a pendant, with Roman numerals and decoration in Schweifwerk. The case is surrounded by smaller motifs, both engraved and in blackwork.
Signature: IH [initials incorporated in the design]

Inscription: 'P. Fir. ex.'; 'I'
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Guilmard 1880, p. 40; SKB 1939, 786 (2)
Peter Fuhring, Michèle Bimbenet-Privat "Le style "cosses des pois": L'orfevrerie et la gravure a Paris sous Louis XIII." La Gazette des Beaux-Arts. vol. 144, 2002, cat. no. 189, ill.



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