Lot 26
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JOSEPHUS QUASH, LONDON A MAGNIFICENT OVER-SIZED GILT-METAL ASTRONOMICAL WATCH WITH ROCK CRYSTAL SCALLOP-FORM CASECIRCA 1665

Estimate
42,000 - 70,000 GBP
Sold
47,500 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • A MAGNIFICENT OVER-SIZED GILT-METAL ASTRONOMICAL WATCH WITH ROCK CRYSTAL SCALLOP-FORM CASECIRCA 1665
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved silver screwed-on balance cock, plain flat steel balance, worm and wheel set-up, fusee and gut line, unusual silver fluted baluster pillars, signed Josephus Quash, Londini • Dial:gilded with stippled ground, upper dial with central revolving disc indicating the date via a blued steel bug, turned blued steel hand indicating month with corresponding signs of the Zodiac and dates in each month upon which the signs of the Zodiac commence and end according to the Julian calendar, lower dial with Roman numerals and quarter hour divisions, turned blued steel fluorite hand, fan-form aperture indicating days of the week with corresponding allegorical figures, three apertures to the right for moon-phases with time of moon rise below and moon age above • Case: rock crystal scallop-form with radiating facets, engraved gilt-metal mounts, fluorite pendant, substantial turned terminal to base
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