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Early Sun and Moon Verge

A10201
Price : £10,500.00
Circa 1695
Diameter   55 mm       Depth   18 mm



A late 17th Century verge with silver champleve Sun and Moon dial in silver pair cases.  Deep full plate fire gilt movement, broad tulip pillars.  Fusee and chain with ratchet and click wheel barrel setup between the plates.  Pierced and engraved cock with unusual small pierced and engraved foot.  Plain steel balance, silver regulator disc.  Silver champleve dial, Arabic numerals for the minutes, later gilt minute hand. The hours are indicated by a blue steel disc which rotates once every 24 hours.  This is viewed through a semi-circular aperture and has engraved on one half the gold sun and on the other the silver moon.  The border of the semi-circle marked for hours from six through twelve and back to six in Roman numerals.  As the sun disappears at the right of the aperture the moon appears at the left.  Plain silver pair cases, silver ring pendant and bow.


Signed       Quare    London