Silver pair-cased verge escapement watch by Benjamin Wolverstone

Made:
1670
maker:
Benjamin Wolverstone

Pair-cased verge escapement watch by Benjamin Wolverstone, London, c.1670.

Silver dial with gilt engraved border and silver hour ring. In the centre of the dial is a silver alarm disk with steel pointer; the centre of this is filled with red wax. Steel hand with long tail. Oval balance-cock without rim. Worm and wheel set-up regulator with openwork cover. Signed on the movement ‘Ben Woluerstone Londini’.

Outer case covered in leather and studded with silver pins. Inner case made of pierced and engraved silver in a flower and foliage design.

Wolverstone was apprenticed in 1649, a Freeman of the clockmakers' Company in 1656 and died before 1690.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 43

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3118
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, silver (alloy) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
watch: 58 mm x 51 mm x 32 mm,
outer case: 59 mm x 60 mm x 28 mm,
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers