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Gilt-metal and engraved silver verge watch by James Valtrolier
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
Silver pair-cased astronomical watch
Silver pair-cased watch with astronomical indications. The matted dial plate is gilded and engraved with cherubs and has two applied silver dials. The lower dial, with blued steel hand, has a pierced centre and indicates the hours. The upper dial comprises a fixed silver ring showing the day of the month with a silver turning disc and pointer inside. The disc has five circles; the outer circle indicates the signs of the zodiac, the second the months, the third and fourth have a series of figures and the fifth shows the length of month. Also shown in separate apertures on the dial plate are indications for day of the week, moon phase and age, and high tides. Signed 'Nathan Barrow London'on the movement, but partially obscured by the balance cock and silver regulator. These appear to be later than the rest of the watch, which may have originally been made without a balance-spring. Verge escapement and three-wheel train.
Drum shaped clock in a gilt-metal case, signed R.S. c.1600
Drum clock in a gilt-metal case, signed R. S. The striking movement is much altered. The foliot escapement and stackfreed are both replaced. Minute markings suggest that the clock was once equipped with a minute hand. The central dial sets the alarm.
Early English verge watch by Michael Nouwen
An early English watch by Michael Nouwen in a finely pierced gilt-metal case. The dial has a blue enamel hour-circle and is engraved with foliage and rabbits. The hour hand is missing. The fusee movement has a four-wheel going train, verge escapement, a pinned on balance cock, (with a later repair), a steel balance, with timekeeping regulated via a worm-and-wheel set-up (with a later replaced wheel). The striking train is later. London c.1600.
Oval verge watch by G Petit c.1630
Oval verge escapement watch. Engraved gilt-brass case with an engraved silver band and winding hole with shutter. Gilt-brass dial plate with applied engraved silver dial. Movement with pinned on balance cock, signed 'G Petit Fecit'. London, c.1630.
Verge watch in Staffordshire enamelled case by Ann Phillips
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
Small drum-shaped clock from the last quarter of the 16th Century
Small verge escapement clock in an engraved gilt metal drum-shaped canister case by an unknown maker, Germany The side of the case is engraved with figures of three soldiers and scrolled foliage. The cover is engraved with foliage and the bust of a German lady, surrounded by the number 1581. The movement is iron with three wheels, a characteristic long fusee and verge and balance escapement. The gilt dial has an engraved central sun and hour figures I-XII and 13-24, each with a 'touch' pin. 2nd quarter of the 16th century.
Oval crystal-cased verge watch with outer case and ribbon with miniature and locket by A Senebier
Crystal oval shaped watch by A. Senebier, with a protective outer case covered in shark-skin, and a ribbon with an enamel miniature of Charles I attached. On the reverse of the portrait, between a skull and a crown, is the date of his execution ‘C.R. Jan. 30. 1648’. Also attached to the ribbon is a lock of hair contained inside a crystal locket, and a gold charm in the shape of a lyre. The faceted crystal of the watch case is set in an engraved gilt-metal rim. The gilt dial is engraved with flowers, with the chapter ring applied as a silver disc, with an engraved lake scene in the centre. The fusee movement has a three-wheel train and ratchet wheel set-up. The balance cock was originally pinned-on. Geneva c.1630
Travelling 'coach' watch by Edward East
Verge escapement travelling coach watch movement, with striking and alarm by Edward East, London Gilt dial plate with engraved border and silver hour ring. Large alarm disc covered with flowers and foliage. Oval pierced balance cock, screwed to the plate. Silver count wheel. Chain and fusee. Four wheel train. Signed ‘Eduardus East, London’. Mid-17th century.
Under-painted horn pair-cased watch by George Flote
Pair-cased verge escapement watch by George Flote, the inner case of gilt-metal the outer covered with horn and under-painted with the arms of the Clockmakers’ Company. White enamel dial with gold coloured hands. Engraved and pierced balance cock, signed ‘Geoe. Flote London 1790’. c.1800 Clockmakers' Museum No. 279
Oval gilt-metal watch by Henry Archer
A verge escapement watch by Henry Archer in an oval gilt metal case with silver covers and engraved silver band. The gilt engraved dial has a circular silver chapter ring. The movement has a three wheel train, oval pinned on balance cock and worm-and-wheel set-up. Back plate with engraved border. London c.1630