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William Ilbery, London
A GOLD AND ENAMEL OPEN FACED DUPLEX WATCH MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET NO 6183 CIRCA 1815
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
35
William Ilbery, London
A GOLD AND ENAMEL OPEN FACED DUPLEX WATCH MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET NO 6183 CIRCA 1815
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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William Ilbery, London
A GOLD AND ENAMEL OPEN FACED DUPLEX WATCH MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET NO 6183 CIRCA 1815
Movement: chinese calibre engraved, duplex escapement, diamond endstone, gilt metal engraved cuvette
Case: 18k gold and enamel, scene depicting shepherds and musicians, champlevé enamel bezels, pendant and bow 
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds
Diameter: 58mm
Signed
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case and cuvette numbered, movement signed and numbered
Accessories: 
none
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Catalogue Note

William Ilbery was active in London from 1780 until his death in approximately 1839. He is best known for the production of luxury watches for the Chinese Market and arguably set the new fashion for all watches made for the Asian Market, a style also synonymous with the illustrious makers, Bovet and Juvet. These are immediately recognisable with their elaborately engraved movements with free-standing barrels. William Anthony, over a decade Ilbery's senior, produced watches in a very similar manner and his work clearly had a great influence on Ilbery's creations.

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