Verge watch: 18th century

George Prior

 
Verge watch: 18th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

Full image caption

Verge watch. Watch with brass outer case with silver rims and pique decoration covered with a painted horn. The bezel has branch decoration painted under the horn and one area is repaired with a piece of tortoiseshell. Its band has painted branch motifs, a gold dial with a border of semi-circles surrounding an area of dotted decoration. Twelve white enamel plaques are numbered in Turkish for the minutes in five minute divisions. The arcaded minute ring surrounds a series of intersecting white enamel discs with Turkish hour numbers. At the centre there is a design of flowers in green enamel. The watch has a circular movement with gilded brass plates and four tapered pillars.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1790 AD - 1791 AD
Image Number
 
002393

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