Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier

Made:
1622-1628 in London
Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier

Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Verge escapement watch by James Vautrolier. The oval gilt-metal case has profusely engraved silver covers and band. The engraved silver dial has a gilt hand. The movement has a three wheel train, pinned on balance cock and ratchet wheel set-up. The backplate has an engraved border. With original brass key and plain silver outer case. London c.1625

James Vautrolier worked ‘without Temple Bar’. He was one of the original petitioners for a Clockmakers’ Company in 1622, and was named in the Charter of 1631 as one of the first Assistants.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 708

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3582
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), gilt brass, rock crystal, silver (alloy) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
outer case: 47 mm x 40 mm x 26 mm,
watch: 55.5 mm x 33 mm x 23 mm,
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers