Silver clock-watch by Henricus Mott

Made:
1660 in London
Silver pair-cased verge escapement clock-watch by Henricus Mott Silver pair-cased verge escapement clock-watch by Henricus Mott Silver pair-cased verge escapement clock-watch by Henricus Mott Silver pair-cased verge escapement clock-watch by Henricus Mott

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Silver pair-cased verge escapement clock-watch by Henricus Mott
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Silver pair-cased verge escapement clock-watch by Henricus Mott
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Silver pair-cased verge escapement clock-watch by Henricus Mott
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Silver pair-cased verge escapement clock-watch by Henricus Mott
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Silver pair-cased clock-watch by Henricus Mott. Outer case covered in leather and studded in silver with a vine pattern and flowers, the inner pierced and engraved with flowers and a pastoral scene. The silver dial is engraved with a classical military figure, in an interior with books and a lute, perhaps theatrical. The movement has a three wheel going train, verge escapement, worm and wheel set up and screwed on balance cock. Signed ‘Henricus Mott in Drury Lane’. London, c.1640. Clockmakers Museum No. 713

Mott was not a freeman of the Clockmakers’ but paid dues to it.

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3587
Materials:
silver (alloy), brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), bronze (copper, tin alloy) and glass
Measurements:
overall: 59.5 mm x 60.5 mm x 30 mm,
watch: 60.5 mm x 50 mm x 28 mm,
type:
watch and verge movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers