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William Scafe, London
A GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH FINE AND UNUSUAL SILVER COCK 1724, NO. 165
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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William Scafe, London
A GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH FINE AND UNUSUAL SILVER COCK 1724, NO. 165
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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William Scafe, London
A GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH FINE AND UNUSUAL SILVER COCK 1724, NO. 165
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, silver pierced balance cock engraved with foliage, dolphins' heads and a classical bust in profile at the neck, broad silver foot similarly decorated, flat brass balance, small ruby endstone, blued steel regulation plate, fusee and chain, crested Egyptian pillars, signed Wm. Scafe, London, 165
Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, central cartouches signed Scafe, London and surrounded by scrolling foliage, all against a stippled ground
Cases: plain gold inner case, the back with winding aperture and hallmarked 1724 • plain gold outer case, both cases with maker's mark HR conjoined incuse for Henry Rawlins
width of outer case 50mm, inner case diameter 43mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009 p. 175, pl. 97

Catalogue Note

The movement of this watch has an attractive and unusual silver balance cock and foot. To the centre of the cock is a highly polished end-cap, the upper part of which covers much of the ruby endstone.

William Scafe, a Yorkshireman, joined the Clockmakers’ Company by Redemption in 1721 and became its Master in 1749. His will was proved on 7th June, 1765 and noted his occupation as ‘watchmaker’ at Milk Street, Cheapside in the City of London.

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