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Anonymous, German
Tambour cased stackfreed watch (case and dial)

, 1560 - 1580

case; gilt-brass; pierced dial; engraved

case 61.3 mm diameter case 24 mm thickness

Case: Cast gilt-brass case with hinged lid and integral back. The back decorated with foliate scrolls and female figures. The band has upper and lower mouldings enclosing a pierced frieze of foliate scrolls and animals. The lid pierced between a circle of caryatid figures to reveal the hour numerals. Dial: Chapter-ring with hours I-XII and T-shaped half-hour marks surrounding a quarters circle of alternate hatched and plain rectangles. In the centre is an engraved arabesque design. A hole for strike-release at XI-XII. Literature: Baillie, Watches, 1929, pl. VII. D. Thompson, 'Watches in the Ashmolean Museum' Ashmolean Handbooks, 2007

Alain, Paris

Thompson (2007) 2

Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.


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