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Johann Koch, in Collen
A GILT-METAL AND ROCK CRYSTAL SCALLOP-FORM VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1650
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 GBP
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Johann Koch, in Collen
A GILT-METAL AND ROCK CRYSTAL SCALLOP-FORM VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1650
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Johann Koch, in Collen
A GILT-METAL AND ROCK CRYSTAL SCALLOP-FORM VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1650
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved screwed-on balance cock and foot, plain flat steel balance, wheel and click set-up, fusee and chain, turned baluster pillars, signed Johann Koch in Collen 
Dial: silver with Roman numerals and half hour divisions between, centre engraved with a church and lake in the foreground, a hilltop town in the background, turned blued steel floriate hand, plain gilt metal border
Case: engraved gilt-metal bezels, rock crystal covers of scallop-form with radiating facets, plain pendant, turned terminal
length including pendant and terminal 43.5mm, width 33mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Geneva, 25 April 1993, lot 343

Catalogue Note

Johann Koch is recorded as working in Cologne by 1654. He later moved to Stockholm, Sweden in c.1665 where he is recorded as the Court Clockmaker. Koch died in 1679 (see Loomes: Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, 2006, p.453). 

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