Lot 214
  • 214

Joseph Hitchin

Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Description

  • A gold pair cased repoussé verge watch
    1776 no 864
gilt verge movement signed and numbered, fuseé lacking chain, baluster pillars, pierced and engraved masked balance cock, diamond end-stone, gilt metal signed and numbered dust cap • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, gold beetle and poker hands • plain gold inner case, repoussé outer case depicting Erminia dismounting from her horse and talking to a shepherd with his wife and a basket to the left

Catalogue Note

The repoussé of the present watch is very similar to the Moser repoussé of Thomas Mudge no.279 (1755-1756). That repoussé case is illustrated: Edgcumbe, R., The Art of the Gold Chaser, OUP, 2000, fig.91a.

 

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