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Daniel Quare, London
A VERY RARE GOLD TWO-TRAIN CLOCK WATCH 1687, NO. 533
Estimate
25,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 GBP
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Daniel Quare, London
A VERY RARE GOLD TWO-TRAIN CLOCK WATCH 1687, NO. 533
Estimate
25,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Daniel Quare, London
A VERY RARE GOLD TWO-TRAIN CLOCK WATCH 1687, NO. 533
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved masked balance cock, flat steel balance with spring, fusee and chain, tulip and round baluster pillars, pierced and engraved barrel to the striking train, numbered silver locking plate to the backplate, striking a bell to the inside back, blued steel gate, signed and numbered D. Quare, London, 533
Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring below, outer Arabic minute ring, rosette to the dial centre, all against a stippled ground, blued steel tulip hour and straight minute hand
Case: gold, the back with symmetrically arranged decoration on a matt ground, centred with a rosette beneath a bird of paradise resting on swags and with outstretched wings, the whole surrounded by flowers, foliage and garlands, winding apertures for going and striking trains, the band pierced for sound emission and decoratively engraved with flowers, foliage, dolphins, foxes and birds, plain ring pendant and bow, the inside back with London hallmarks for 1687 and maker's mark ND conjoined incuse with dot beneath for Nathaniel Delander, lacking outer case
diameter 48 mm
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Provenance

Wuppertal Museum, dispersed 1970s

Literature

H. A. Miles, Watches, The A.H.S. Continental Tour, 1967, Antiquarian Horology, No. 10, Vol. 5, March 1968, p. 369
Alan Lloyd, The Wuppertal Clock and Watch Museum, Antique Collector, 1966

Catalogue Note

This is an early and exceptional work by Daniel Quare, which strikes the hours and half hours in passing. Dating to 1687, and in excellent condition, this is an especially early example of a clock-watch by this maker and the earliest Quare watch so far recorded with a hallmark. The case was made by Nathaniel Delander, the foremost maker of his time. Delander’s mark is recorded on the Goldsmiths’ 1682 plate along with the maker’s mark, which displays a coronet above his initials.

Formerly in the Wuppertal Watch and Clock collection, Germany, this was one of the watches examined by members of the Antiquarian Horological Society’s 1967 ‘Continental Tour’, when they visited the Wuppertal museum as guests of the Abeler family.

For another example of a clock watch by this maker, see: Sotheby’s London, The Celebration of the English Watch Part I, 15th December 2015, lot 39; for a note on Daniel Quare, see lot 18.

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

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London