Silver pair-case verge watch with sun/moon indication and calendar: 18th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

Silver pair-case verge watch with sun/moon indication and calendar: 18th century

N. Weijland

© Museum of London

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Silver pair-case verge watch with sun/moon indication and calendar. It has a plain silver inner case with Swiss watchcase maker's mark 'IMC'. The outer case is cast silver, chased on the back with a scene of Iphegenia, in a cartouche framed by shells and a fountain. The hours 6-12-6 are indicated in the upper half of the dial by a rotating disc, half of which is visible at any one time. One half represents daylight, a sun serving as the hour hand, and a crescent moon serves the same purpose the other side. Minutes are shown on the outer edge. In the lower half of the dial there is a repousse whaling scene. Such subjects on watches are comparatively rare.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1729 AD - 1731 AD
 

Image Number

003023
 

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