Richard Riccorde, Londini
- Richard Riccorde, Londini
- A FINE SILVER VERGE WATCH WITH LEATHER AND PIQUÉ WORK OUTER PROTECTIVE CASECIRCA 1670
- silver and shagreen
- diameter of outer case 42mm, inner case 35mm
• Dial: silver champlevé with stippled ground, long Roman numerals with quarter hour divisions beneath, the centre with decorative rosette
• Cases: plain silver inner case, split bezel for glass retention • leather outer protective case with decorative piqué work
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Riccorde was amongst those who rebelled against the administration of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1656. The rebels, fronted by Ahasuerus Fromanteel, presented a petition to the Lord Mayor listing a variety of grievances related to the way the Company’s affairs were being conducted by the Master, Wardens and Assistants. Amongst these ‘grievances’ it was noted the role of Master was rotating between only 5 men. For further information, see: B. Loomes, The Fromanteel Story, Antiquarian Horology, Vol. 9, No. 2, March 1975.