Repeating watch by Daniel Quare

This gold verge watch is the first work to have entered the nation's collections through the Art Fund.


Details

Medium:
Gold Dimensions: Diameter: 5.5 cm
Acquired in:
1904
Presented by:
Max Rosenheim through The Art Fund

Daniel Quare was a celebrated maker of clocks, watches and barometers. He began making quarter-repeating watches around 1680 and was one of the first clockmakers to make the hour and minute hands work as one. Among his most distinguished patrons were James II and William III.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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