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Pierre Combret (Egletons died 1622)
Elongated octagonal gilt-brass and silver cased verge clock-watch

Movement: Pierre Combret, c. 1620

case; silver

case 68.3 mm length case 39.4 mm width case 28 mm thickness movement 34.8 mm length movement 28.4 mm width pillar 9.39 mm height

Case: Elongated octagonal gilt-brass and case with integral back and hinged cover. The silver back has eight small panels, engraved with foliate scrolls, rabbits and musicians surrounding a larger central panel decorated with an engraved depiction of Susanna and the Elders. The silver front cover also has eight smaller panels engraved with foliate scrolls, fabulous animals and nude figures surrounding a larger central panel showing Daniel Confounding the Elders. The gilt-brass band is pierced and engraved with foliate scrolls. Gilt-brass pendant with loose ring. Large turned finial. The inside of the cover is engraved with panels of scrolling foliage surrounding a central oval wreath. A large oval bell is mounted inside the case. Dial: Silver elongated octagonal dial plate engraved with foliate scrolls and reclining nude figures surrounding an applied gilt-brass chapter-ring with hours I-XII and dot half-hour marks between two circles, with dots at the hours around the inner. The area within the chapter-ring is engraved with a depiction of The Stoning of St. Stephen. Single gilt hand. Movement: Oval gilt-brass plates with four baluster pillars. Gilt-brass barrel with ratchet and click set-up. Fusee with gut line and standard stop-work. Three wheel train. Verge escapement; pierced foliate balance cock pinned to a stud on the back plate. The verge and balance are replacements. Striking train powered by a fixed gilt-brass barrel pierced and engraved with foliate scrolls on the visible side and with geared stop-work on the back plate, the wheel beneath a pierced and engraved decorative cover, the pinion now missing. Six wheel train, the second operates the hammer, the third has locking and warning and the last is a weighted pinion. Count-wheel control, the count-wheel mounted on the back plate beneath a pierced and engraved cover. The movement is attached to the dial by three bayonet lugs, one locket by a latch. Movement signed: Pierre Combret Pierre Combret, born in Eglaton, working in Lyon 1571, died 1622. Literature: D. Thompson, 'Watches in the Ashmolean Museum' Ashmolean Handbooks, 2007

Pilkington (1851: Wonastin Heirlooms)

Thompson (2007) 8

Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.