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William Judd
A RARE AND SMALL SILVER VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1645-50
Estimate
8,00012,000
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William Judd
A RARE AND SMALL SILVER VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1645-50
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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William Judd
A RARE AND SMALL SILVER VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1645-50
Movement: gilded full plate with engraved border, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved silver screw-set balance cock and foot, flat balance, worm and wheel set-up, fusee and gut line, early Egyptian pillars, signed William Judd fecit
• Dial: silver, engraved with foliage and flowers, chapter ring with Roman numerals and quarter hour divisions, double ended blued steel hand
 Case: silver, the covers with engraved scenes: to the front the Adoration of the Magi, to the back the Presentation to the Temple Elders, the bezels and band with scrolling floral decoration, two heads in profile either side of the plain pendant, short terminal to base
diameter 35 mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 65, pl. 26 

Catalogue Note

There do not appear to be any records relating to William Judd. However, the design of this watch’s dial, together with the shape and character of the case and the form of mainspring set-up, suggest that it was made in the latter part of the 1640s or perhaps the early 1650s. Unusually, the cock is of silver, and the short terminal to the case would have helped to position the watch in an outer protective case.

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

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London