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Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Peter Zolling, Hamburg
A SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH ALARM CIRCA 1700
Movement: verge escapement, plain flat balance with spring, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with scrolling foliage and birds, silver regulation plate, square baluster pillars, fusee and chain, the alarm barrel decoratively pierced and engraved with a putto's head and scrollwork, striking a bell to the inside case back, signed Peter Zolling, Hamburg
Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals filled with black wax, interspersed with raised fleur-de-lys, inner ring with quarter hour divisions, inner rotating disc with a blued steel bug indicating the time to its edge, central turned blued steel hand for setting alarm against Arabic numeral ring, central decorative rosette
Cases: silver inner, the band decoratively pierced for sound emission and engraved with hounds, a boar, serpents and fantastical beasts, plain silver outer case with square hinge
diameter of outer case 59mm, inner case 49mm
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Catalogue Note

J. Abeler notes in Meister der Uhrmacherkunst (1977, p.682) that Peter Zollling was baptised in Hamburg in 1672. For another watch by Peter Zolling, see Sotheby's London, The Chester Beatty Collection Part I, 3 December 1962, lot 14.

Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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