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Henri Collomby (active 1670 - 1699)
Gold and enamel cased verge watch
Movement signed: Henry, Collomby Huniguen, c. 1660
case; gold, enamel; enamelled in turquoise, pink and white dial; enamel; enamelled in turquoise, white, purple and yellow, blued-steel movement; gilt-brass
case 45.8 mm diameter case 23.25 mm thickness movement 37.45 mm diameter movement 9.35 mm pillar height
Case: Gold case enamelled with pink and white flowers and foliage on a turquoise ground. Dial: The dial is enamelled en-suite with the case with turquoise, white, purple and yellow flowers. The chapter-ring has hours I-XII around a quarters circle. Blued-steel hand. Movement: Circular gilt-brass plates with four baluster pillars; barrel with tangent-screw set-up; fusee with gut line and standard stop-work; three wheel going train; verge escapement, the verge and balance modern replacements; balance cock screwed to the back plate. Movement signed: Henry Collomby Huniguen Henri Collomby, working 1670-1699.
Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.