A9423

Silver and Tortoiseshell Pair Cased Verge

£10,500.00 £9,000.00

Signed  J Shaw Holborn
Circa   1690
A late 17th Century English silver champleve dial verge in silver and tortoiseshell pair cases.
Diameter   53 mm       Depth   mm

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Description

A late 17th Century English silver champleve dial verge in silver and tortoiseshell pair cases.  Deep full plate fire gilt movement with pierced tulip pillars.  Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Pierced and engraved winged cock, pierced and engraved foot with irregular edge.  Plain steel balance, silver regulator disc, unusual hand indicating the setting. Fine signed silver champleve dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, fine blue steel tulip hour hand and triangular section minute hand.  Plain silver inner case, split bezel, maker's mark “VB”.  Outer case with silver bezels covered in partially restored tortoiseshell and decorated with silver pique pins and inlaid wire work.  In the centre an engraved silver coat of arms for John Marriot of Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.

A good example of a late seventeenth Century English timepiece.  John Shaw, Holborn, apprenticed 1672, free of the Clockmakers Company 1682 and Master 1712-15.  Casemaker Urian Berrington whose mark appears on the 1682 plate.  Another watch by John Shaw and case by Berrington hallmarked 1707 is in the British Museum