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Abraham Schegs (1656 - 1695)
Gilt-brass cased verge watch
Signed on the back-plate: Abraham Schegs In Nürnberg, c. 1650
case; gilt; chased and engraved dial; silver; engraved, gilt-brass
case 45 mm diameter case 21 mm thickness movement 35.9 mm diameter movement 7.95 mm pillar height
Case: Gilt metal round case of unusual design, chased and engraved with radiating scaled bands. Probably only the bezel is original. Dial: Silver dial engraved with realistic flowers both inside and outside the chapter-ring. Engraved chapter-ring with hours I-XII and triangular half-hour marks. Gilt-brass hand. Movement: Circular plates with four baluster pillars. Mainspring barrel with ratchet and click set-up; fusee with chain and standard stop-work; four-wheel going train; verge escapement; screwed-on pierced foliate balance cock. Signed on the back-plate: Abraham Schegs In Nürnberg Abraham Schegs: born in Augsburg, Burger in Nuremberg 1656, died 1695.
Christie's, 22 November 1937, lot 75
Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.