26 March 1997
Thomas Alcock. A fine early silver verge fob watch with engraved calendarium
Signed Tho Alcock fecit, circa 1630s
The gilt brass movement with pierced Egyptian pillars, chased and engraved pierced pinned cock, silver/steel worm set-up with blued steel mounts and silver regulation disc, steel balance with verge escapement gut fusee, the silver dial with engraved Roman numerals, engraved floral design to the centre, blued steel hour hand, in plain circular silver case with later pendant and with hinged top engraved to the inside with a calendarium, movement signed
42 mm. diam.
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Thomas Alcock is recorded as working in 1630, was a warden of the Clockmaker's Company in 1645 and died circa 1655.
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