- Museum number
MOVEMENT AND DIAL OF A VERGE WATCH IN THE FORM OF A FLOWER.
Scallop shaped gilt-brass plates with four baluster pillars. A rectangular hole in the pillar-plate for the potence. Engraved decoration around the verge aperture.
MAINSPRING & SET-UP:
Gilt-brass barrel with dovetailed cap and riveted steel hook. Ratchet and click set-up with an elaborately pierced sand engraved click. The screw which retained the click, now replaced by a steel rivet.
FUSEE & STOP-WORK:
Gilt-brass fusee with gut line and English stop-work. There have been repairs and alterations to the stop-work.
Three wheel train, the second wheel possibly a replacement.
ESCAPEMENT & BALANCE:
Verge escapement, the crown wheel runs between riveted potence and counter potence. The verge and balance are later replacements and now damaged. The gilt-brass balance cock, pierced and engraved with foliate scrolls, is pinned to a stud on the potence-plate.
Scallop shaped gilt-brass/copper dial plate, with engraved scrolling foliage, with a basket of fruit at the bottom and a rear view of a reclining nude figure at the top. Applied silver chapter ring with Roman hour numerals and heart-shaped half hour marks with two circles, the inner one with dots at the hours. In the middle of the dial an engraved landscape with buildings and a river. Single blued-steel hand.
The movement has a hinge at XII o'clock. The original case catch is now missing. There are locating lugs in the top and bottom edges of the dial plate.
- Production date
Length: 33.30 millimetres (dial)
Width: 29 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a dial and case of this shape see Museum of London reg.no 34.181/41.
For another see, Nathan Rupp collection cat.nos.147 & 110.
- Not on display
Latest: 4 (2016) rust and some verdigris
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number