Watchmaker: Jacques Goullons French
Enamel scene of St. John the Baptist based on an engraving by Gilles Rousselet French
After a painting by Jacques Stella French

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The exterior of the case is enameled with scenes of the Virgin and Child and the Infant Saint John the Baptist and the Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist, both adapted from prints by Gilles Rousselet (1610–1686) that record paintings by Jacques Stella (1596–1657). The landscape on the counter enamel was adapted from an engraving by Nicolas Cochin (1610–1686). The movement of the watch was modernized by the addition of a balance spring at some time after its invention in 1675.

Watch, Watchmaker: Jacques Goullons (French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671), Case and dial: painted enamel on gold; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued, French, Paris or Blois

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