2
2
John Snow, Salisbury
A FINE AND EARLY SILVER AND GILT-METAL MOUNTED OVAL VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1630
Estimate
10,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
2
John Snow, Salisbury
A FINE AND EARLY SILVER AND GILT-METAL MOUNTED OVAL VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1630
Estimate
10,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

|
London

John Snow, Salisbury
A FINE AND EARLY SILVER AND GILT-METAL MOUNTED OVAL VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1630
Movement: gilded oval full plate with engraved border, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved pinned-on balance cock and foot, flat balance, ratchet and click set-up, gut line fusee, baluster pillars, signed Jo Snow me fecit
 
Dial: gilded, applied narrow silver chapter ring with Roman numerals and trefoil half-hour divisions, the centre with engraved townscape, broad river and two sailing vessels, outer border engraved with scrolling foliage, flowers and fruit, cherub head above 12 o'clock, blued steel double ended hand with classical convex terminal to the head
• Case: plain silver covers, the back with shuttered winding aperture, silver band engraved with two rabbits and strawberries, strawberry flowers and foliage against a hatched ground, the inside cover with a border of two palm stems, decoratively engraved gilded bezels, gilded fixed pendant and terminal, the flat pendant engraved and shaped

With a brass crank key


length including pendant and terminal 63 mm, width 37 mm
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

John Snow was established for some years in Salisbury and made both clocks and watches. John’s brother Nicholas was also a clockmaker and lived in Salisbury from 1629 until his death in 1644.  As with John, lantern clocks signed by Nicholas Snow are also known.  John died in 1661 and both he and his brother Nicholas are buried at the church of St. Thomas at Salisbury.

Another watch signed John Snow me fecit is illustrated in The Camerer Cuss book of Antique Watches, p. 63 and a further signed John Snow, Sarum (Salisbury) is recorded.

Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

|
London