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Continental
A SILVER ASTRONOMICAL VERGE WATCH WITH INDICATIONS FOR DATE, MONTH, PHASE AND AGE OF THE MOON, SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC AND PERIODS OF THE DAY CIRCA 1690
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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37
Continental
A SILVER ASTRONOMICAL VERGE WATCH WITH INDICATIONS FOR DATE, MONTH, PHASE AND AGE OF THE MOON, SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC AND PERIODS OF THE DAY CIRCA 1690
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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A SILVER ASTRONOMICAL VERGE WATCH WITH INDICATIONS FOR DATE, MONTH, PHASE AND AGE OF THE MOON, SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC AND PERIODS OF THE DAY CIRCA 1690
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, broad decoratively pierced balance cock and foot with scrolling foliage, plain flat balance with spring, silver regulation disc, fusee and chain, pierced tulip pillars, bearing the signature Quare, London
Dial: gilded with stippled ground, three silver chapter rings for date (lacking hand), time with blued steel hand and moon age indicated via a pointer mounted on a silver disc chased and engraved with stars and with circular aperture to reveal the moon phases, three further apertures for signs of the zodiac with corresponding ruling planet, month with engraved seasonal vignettes and periods of the day with the changing sky
Case: plain silver case, case back with shuttered winding aperture, later pendant with plain ring, maker's mark ST, further indistinct mark
diameter 54.5mm
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Catalogue Note

Daniel Quare's reputation within his own lifetime was such that other makers would occasionally sign their watches with Quare's name to take advantage of Quare's prestige. For two very similar watches, also bearing the signature of Quare, London, see: Christie's Geneva, 14 November 2011, lot 47 and Antiquorum Milan, 28 November 1994, lot 9.

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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