• Lot 136

    Cornelius Harbert. An early pair cased silver verge watch with date and tumbling numerals dial

    SIGNED CORNELIUS HARBERT, LONDON BRIDGE, CIRCA 1670

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    Cornelius Harbert. An early pair cased silver verge watch with date and tumbling numerals dial
    Signed Cornelius Harbert, London Bridge, circa 1670
    Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, pierced and engraved scroll decorated balance cock, worm and wheel set-up regulator, tulip pillars, silver engine-turned dial with tumbling Roman numerals on blank cartouches, inner minute divisions, sunk centre, single hand, outer date ring, date indicated by a butterfly-shaped silver pointer on gilt revolving ring, plain inner case, silver and shagreen pinwork floral decorated outer case, movement signed
    52 mm. diam.


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    The watchmaker Cornelius Harbert or Herbert is listed in Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World by G.H. Baillie, Volume 1, p. 151, as "fine maker active in London in the 17th century".