Apollo and the Muses Enamel Watch

The design on this watch is adapted from an enamel dish by Martial Reymond (French, d. 1599), one of forty-eight enamels purchased from the estate of J. P. Morgan in 1916. The dish depicts the concert of the muses, a popular mythological theme in sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe. The god Apollo plays a viol while Pegasus, the winged horse, stamps his hooves on the rocks in the background. 

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