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SILVER CASED VERGE WATCH IN THE FORM OF A DOG.
Tapering oval gilt-brass plates with four baluster pillars.
MAINSPRING & SET-UP
Gilt-brass barrel with tangent-screw set-up mounted on the potence plate. The left hand pierced steel bracket now broken and missing, the indicator also now missing. Silver index disc engraved 1-6.
FUSEE AND STOP-WORK
Gilt-brass fusee probably not original, with chain and English stop-work, the chain now missing. The stop-work spring not original.
Three-wheel train, but only the great wheel remains and this may be a replacement.
ESCAPEMENT AND BALANCE
Verge escapement with a gilt brass crown wheel running between riveted potence and counter-potence. The verge and steel 2-arm balance are not original. Pierced and engraved foliate balance-cock screwed to the potence-plate.
The outer surface of the pillar-plate is engraved with a design of scrolling foliage which surrounds an applied circular silver dial with Roman hour numerals I-XII and elongated triangular half-hour marks. At the centre is an engraved seeded rose.
Cast silver case in the form of a dog. Attached to its integral collar is a ring for hanging the watch on a ribbon or chain. The lower part of the dog consists of a hinged silver lid, with hinge at the front.
- Production date
Height: 38.50 millimetres (case)
Length: 41 millimetres
Width: 25 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Bibliography: Cardinal, Catherine, LA MONTRE, 1985, illus.90, p.123.
- On display (G39/dc14/no15)
Latest: 2 (2016)
5 (Mar 2016) rust on steel parts
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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