5 July 2002
AN ENGLISH SILVER ASTRONOMICAL VERGE POCKET WATCH
Joseph Munday, London. Circa 1660
The plain silver case with shuttered winding hole, split bezel, silver and gilt dial with sun and moon and night and day indication, lunar calendar, calendar and dial calibrated with the monthly differences between solar and lunar time, Roman numerals, single steel hand, gilt movement with inverted tulip pillars, gut fusee, steel balance, worm and wheel regulator with pierced brackets, signed Joseph Munday, Londini
1 7/8 in. (48 mm.) diameter
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Joseph Munday is a little known maker recorded by Baillie as dying in 1663. English astronomical watches of the mid-17th century are rare.
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