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Andr. Golling
A SILVER PAIR CASED WATCH WITH UNUSUAL ROCK CRYSTAL AND SILVER BALANCE COCK, CIRCA 1720, NO. 148
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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Andr. Golling
A SILVER PAIR CASED WATCH WITH UNUSUAL ROCK CRYSTAL AND SILVER BALANCE COCK, CIRCA 1720, NO. 148
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Andr. Golling
A SILVER PAIR CASED WATCH WITH UNUSUAL ROCK CRYSTAL AND SILVER BALANCE COCK, CIRCA 1720, NO. 148
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, fusee and chain, silver balance cock set with a faceted rock crystal panel to reveal a polished flat steel balance and centred with a diamond, the plate beneath with engraved scrolling foliage, broad cock foot decoratively pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage, silver regulation plate, stylised floriate-form pillars, signed and numbered Andr. Golling, 148
Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half-hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, gilded border, turned minute hand and filigree hour hand, central cartouche with twin apertures revealing blued panels signed Golling, Fecit, surrounded by a chased and engraved rampant lion and unicorn
Case: plain silver inner case, aperture for winding to back, maker's mark possibly MI beneath a crown incuse, later pendant and bow • outer silver case, the border chased and engraved with scrolling foliage inhabited by grotesque masks and harpies, the bezel similarly decorated, square hinge
diameter of outer case 57mm, inner case 48mm
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Andreas Golling is believed to have been born in Anwaldingen. He became a Master in 1712, was married in Augsburg in 1714 and died in 1746 [see: Jürgen Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, 1977, pp. 217-218].

The movement has a most unusual balance cock set with a polished, flat rock crystal medallion that reveals a three-arm balance with broad tapered spokes and short spiral spring. Mounted above the centre of the cock is a diamond.

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