Verge watch in Staffordshire enamelled case by Ann Phillips

Made:
1790 in London

Verge watch in Staffordshire enamelled case by Ann Phillips
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Verge watch in Staffordshire enamelled case by Ann Phillips
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Verge escapement watch with gilt-metal Staffordshire enamelled case by Ann Phillips

White enamel dial with gold hands, and winding achieved through an aperture in the dial. Engraved and pierced balance cock, signed ‘Ann Phillips, London 1778’. c.1790

The identity of Ann Phillips has not yet been discovered. She may well have been a widow continuing her husband’s business. A number of watchmakers sharing her surname died at the close of the 18th century.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 242

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Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3241
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), enamel, gilt brass, glass, gold (metal) and steel (metal)
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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