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German
A GILT METAL OCTAGONAL WATCH CASE WITH LATER MADE STACKFREED MOVEMENT CASE CIRCA, 1625
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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16
German
A GILT METAL OCTAGONAL WATCH CASE WITH LATER MADE STACKFREED MOVEMENT CASE CIRCA, 1625
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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German
A GILT METAL OCTAGONAL WATCH CASE WITH LATER MADE STACKFREED MOVEMENT CASE CIRCA, 1625
Movement: associated (and probably later) iron full plate, verge escapement, dumb-bell balance, hog's bristle regulator, stackfreed mounted to the backplate  
Dial: later silver, engraved Roman numerals with half hour divisions between, the centre chased and engraved with flowers and foliage, turned gilded hand
Case: gilt-brass octagonal case pierced with a heart to facet below 6 o'clock, the hinged back pierced and engraved with a scene of The Man of Sorrows - Christ seated upon a pedestal beneath the cross and surrounded by instruments of the passion: a spear and a cockerel atop a staff by His left side, a chalice and host to His right, bezel later glazed, ridged case sides and pendant   
length including pendant 60mm, width 44mm
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This watch's case is very similar in style to a case in the British Museum that was formerly in the Ilbert Collection and which is illustrated in Tait, H. and Coole, Catalogue of Watches in the British Museum, I - The Stackfreed, revised by David Thompson, 1987, pp.73-74 and plate 31. Like the example in the British Museum, the case of the present lot would originally have housed a striking watch movement. The decoratively pierced apertures are similarly arranged and shaped to the watch in the British Museum and the scenes are of the same subject although with slight differences in their execution and arrangement.

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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