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Watch

Maker:
Watchmaker: Robert Grinkin (born after 1605, cc. 1632, died 1661)
Date:
ca. 1640–50
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Case: silver; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued
Dimensions:
1-1/2 x 1-1/4 in. (3.8 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Horology
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1482
Not on view
The plain silver dial and blued-steel hand of this watch display their maker’s fine sense of design. The clearly engraved chapter ring registers hours and quarters, probably approaching the limits of precision in a watch of this type. The glass cover may have been made to emphasize these features, perhaps at the same time when the present pendant and finial were added.
Signature: Robert Grinkin/Londini (on the back plate of the movement)
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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