Pair-cased verge watch by Anna Adamson

Made:
1685 in Europe

Pair-cased verge watch by Anna Adamson
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Pair-cased verge watch by Anna Adamson
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Pair-cased verge escapement watch by Anna Adamson, the inner case of gilt metal and the outer covered in leather with some pinwork. White enamel dial with steel hands. Fusee movement with balance cock pierced and engraved in a pattern of lilies. Signed ‘Anna Adamson fecit’ c.1690.

After working for a period in London, Anna left England to work as a watchmaker in a convent in Paris. Her sister is known to have become a specialist maker of piqué cases (piqué was the technique of studding leather or tortoiseshell watch cases with gold or silver pins).

Clockmakers' Museum No. 57

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Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3129
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), enamel, gilt metal, leather and steel (metal)
Measurements:
watch: 52 mm x 43 mm x 25.5 mm,
outer case: 50 mm x 53 mm x 23 mm,
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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