11 May 2009
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".
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