Rock crystal and silver watch in the form of a tulip, by Sermand c.1640

Made:
1640 in Switzerland
Rock crystal and silver watch in the form of a tulip, by Sermand c.1640 Rock crystal and silver watch in the form of a tulip, by Sermand c.1640 Rock crystal and silver watch in the form of a tulip, by Sermand c.1640

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Rock crystal and silver watch in the form of a tulip, by Sermand c.1640
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rock crystal and silver watch in the form of a tulip, by Sermand c.1640
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rock crystal and silver watch in the form of a tulip, by Sermand c.1640
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Form watch by Sermand, France or Switzerland. c.1640. Silver case cast in the form of a tulip with three hinged petals, each petal having a carved rock crystal window.

Engraved gilt dial plate with a large silver chapter ring, with floral engraving around the outside of the ring, and an engraved scene of a river, bridge and houses in the centre. Steel hour hand with long tail. Verge escapement, with steel two arm balance, Pinned-on, pierced and engraved, oval shaped balance cock. Three wheel train. Fusee with gut line. Gilt backplate signed ‘F. Sermand’.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 24. Part of the Nelthropp Collection.

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3101
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), rock crystal, silver (alloy) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
dial: 33 mm
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers