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Daniel Quare, London
A RARE SILVER PAIR CASED EARLY QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1705, NO. 253
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
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Daniel Quare, London
A RARE SILVER PAIR CASED EARLY QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1705, NO. 253
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Daniel Quare, London
A RARE SILVER PAIR CASED EARLY QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1705, NO. 253
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock, flat three-arm balance with spring, fusee and chain, polished steel hammers repeating on a bell to the inside case back, round baluster pillars, signed and numbered D. Quare, London, 253
Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, outer gilded ring, fan-form aperture and female square for regulation, cartouches with scrolling foliage to the borders, signed Quare, London
Case: silver case, the band with engraved decoration of scrolling foliage inhabited by birds and pierced for sound emission, numbered 253 beneath the pendant, a grotesque mask to the base, rope twist bow, case maker's mark possibly WI[?] for William Jaques (partially obscured by winding hole) and numbered 253 • silver outer case with symmetrically arranged pierced roundels of varying sizes to front and back bezels, pulse piece to the band between 7 and 8 o'clock, maker's mark WG incuse for William Ginn
diameter of outer case 58 mm, inner case 49 mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Geneva, 12th April 1992, lot 553

Catalogue Note

Although there are a number of small differences, this watch bears very close comparison to Quare number 237 (see lot 18 in this auction). Most notably this watch, like no. 237, also has the unusual addition of a sector for regulation to the dial. The cases of nos. 237 & 253 are of similar design; the case maker’s mark of this watch (no. 253) is partially obscured by the winding hole, however, it is likely to be WI for William Jaques, who also made the inner case for no. 237.

For a note on Daniel Quare and his repeating watches, see lot 18.

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

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