Design for a Ring Watch, Plate 32 from Livre d'Aneaux d'Orfevrerie,

Pierre Woeiriot de Bouzey II

Design for a ring watch, with a raised watch case decorated with interlace bands and masks. The band of the ring is decorated with two cornucopia above which are shown two rams set in a strapwork bodice. Plate 32 is from a book of forty designs for rings by the goldsmith and engraver Woeiriot published in Lyon, France, after Woeiriot returned to France from a visit to Rome. The French edition, titled Livre d'aneaux d'orfévrerie de l'invention de Pierre Woeiriot Lorrain, appeared in 1561. An Italian edition, the Libro d'anella d'orefici del inventione de Piero Woeirioto di Loreno, appeared in the same year.

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Object Details

Artist and engraver: Pierre Woeiriot de Bouzey II (French, Neufchâteau 1532–1599 Damblain)

Date: 1561

Medium: Engraving

Dimensions: Plate: 2 11/16 × 1 7/8 in. (6.8 × 4.7 cm)
Sheet: 3 1/16 × 2 3/16 in. (7.8 × 5.5 cm)

Classifications: Prints, Ornament & Architecture

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926

Accession Number: 26.57.50

Signature: 'PW'

Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: '±'; 'PW'; '32'
Robert-Dumesnil VII.126.341
A. P. F. Robert-Dumesnil, Georges Duplessis Le peintre-graveur français : ou Catalogue raisonné des estampes gravées par les peintres et les dessinateurs de l'école française. G. Warée, vol. 7, Paris, 1835–1871, cat. no. VII.126.341.

Clare Vincent, J.H. Leopold, Elizabeth Sullivan, Yale University Press European Clocks and Watches in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2015, fig. no. 13, p. 14, ill.

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