Verge watch by Daniel Quare, in a polychrome enamel case signed 'Les Frères Huaud'

Made:
1712 in London
maker:
Daniel Quare

Watch by Daniel Quare c.1712, contained in a painted polychrome enamel case signed ‘Les Frères Huaud’ with a yellow enamel painted interior. Silver repoussé dial with a Huaud enamel plaque in centre. Dial winding at 3 o'clock. Steel hands. Verge escapement with broad-foot winged cock. Movement signed 'Quare, London'.

The Huaud (or Huaut) family were Geneva-based enamellers, known for their use of vibrant colours in their beautiful artworks. Their watch cases were used by watchmakers all over Europe. Clockmakers' Museum No. 131.

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3183
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), enamel, silver (alloy) and steel (metal)
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers