The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 247

Richard Masterson, London, circa 1640.Very fine and rare silver single-hand pendant watch in the form of an oval scallop shell, with concealed dial.

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

USD 12,000 - 18,000

Sold: CHF 57,500

C. Two-body, oval, 'bassine fermée' type with curved-in edges, the case entirely chiselled with scallop shell ribs in relief against a matted ground, silver shutter in the form of a scallop shell on the back, short tulip pendant, loose ring. D. Silver, oval, red radial Roman chapters, fine floral engraving inside and outside the chapter ring. Blued-steel 'tulip' hand. M. 26 x 35 mm, oval, gilt brass full plate, early Egyptian pillars, fusee and gut-line for the going train, verge escapement, twoarm steel circular foliot, elongated pinned cock asymmetrically pierced and engraved with floral decoration, wheel and click set-up.Signed on the movement.Dim. 30 x 57 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, pages 72-73.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3 - 6
Movement: 3 - 5 - 6*
Dial: 3 - 6 - 01


Masterson Richardwas admitted as a member of the Clockmakers' Company in 1633 and made Master of the Company in 1642. He was a subscriber for the incorporation of the Clockmakers' Company, and died in 1653.