- Museum number
Gilt-brass cased verge coach watch with alarm [ case not original].
Circular gilt-brass plates with four baluster pillars. Gilt-brass barrel with tangent-screw set-up beneath the front-plate. Fusee with chain and standard stop-work, the chain now replaced with a thick gut line. Four-wheel going train of gilt-brass wheels terminating with a verge escapement. Steel 3-arm balance with spiral balance spring and Barrow regulator. Pierced and engraved foliate balance-cock.
Alarm train driven by a fixed gilt-brass barrel with engraved decoration on the visible side and with geared stop-work under the dial.
Dial and hand
Gilt-brass dial-plate with a gold champlevé dial. Roman hours I-XII surrounding a circle for quarters. Silver alarm-setting disc numbered 1-11 with a steel pointer at 12 to indicate the time. Alarm-setting hand not original.
Gilt brass pierced and engraved with realistic flowers but not executed in a 17th century style, the case appears to be a modern copy of a 1650-1680 original. 17th century bell taken from another watch.
- Production date
Diameter: 93 millimetres
- On display (G2/wp40)
- Exhibition history
2014 Oct 14 - London, BM, G2, 'Collecting the World'
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.1500 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.2314 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: N118 (Ilbert Ledger)