Old Verge Watch-cocks. Part 2

Catalogue no: 1234
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Dudley C. Falcke
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 5 Language(s): English Publication date: March, 1911
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 290mm x 220mm Condition: Good, covers dirty
Related titles: See New Cat. No. 1231 Related library records:
Notes:
A continuation of the history and different styles of watch balance cocks, including "particular specimens which may help the collector in his search for the rarer kinds". The author divides his descriptions into the following catagories: 1. Ordinary engraved 2. Ordinary carved 3. Engraved with birds 4. Carved with birds 5. Engraved heads 6. Carved heads 7. Symmetric and geometric patters 8. Eccentric patterns 9. Unusual patterns 10. Chased work 11. Animals (other than birds) 12. Incurved patterns (resembling iron-work 13. Open-work edges 14. Flamboyant 15. Foreign ones 16. Round, with an arm each side, but no foot 17. Open-work feet 18. Large ones with open-work feet and wings 19. Engraved initials and names 20. Initials, worked in the pattern 21. Exceptionally rare figured ones 22. Silver, English 23. Silver, foreign 24. Enamelled There is a brief description of each category. 94 examples are shown in the photographs (3 from the collection of Mr J.H.Mott), plus an additional photograph showing watch cocks made into jewellery.
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