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Watch with "Sun and Moon" dial
    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
      James Markwick
    • Place:
    • Date:
      early 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      gilt brass, silver, leather
    • Dimensions:
      diameter 52.5 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Watch with "Sun and Moon" dial (Inv. 3850)
    • Watch with "Sun and Moon" dial (Inv. 3850)

Watch with leather-covered gilt brass case. The silver dial has a semicircular aperture. Below it is a rotating burnished disk with the symbols of the Sun, Moon, and stars. These serve as hands, indicating the diurnal and nocturnal hours on the upper semicircle divided into twelve hours in Roman numerals. A rotating steel hand shows the minutes along the entire rim, engraved with Arabic five-minute numerals. The dial and movement are signed "Markwick, London."