Lot 26
  • 26

George Graham, London

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
87,500 GBP
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Description

  • AN EXTREMELY FINE GOLD PAIR CASED QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE BY ISHMAEL PARBURY AND BROWN SHAGREEN OUTER PROTECTIVE CASE<br />1733, NO. 679
• Movement: gilded full plate, cylinder escapement with brass wheel, decoratively pierced and floral engraved balance cock with a head at the foot, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, turned cylindrical pillars, two polished steel hammers repeating on a bell to the inside case back, signed and numbered Geo. Graham, London, 679, gilt-metal dust cap signed Geo. Graham, London and scratch numbered
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Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, all against a stippled ground, two central cartouches signed Graham, London, blued steel beetle and poker hands
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Cases: gold inner, pierced for sound emission and engraved with scrolling foliage, a mask to the base, numbered 679 beneath the pendant, the back with winding aperture and centred with an engraved rosette, hallmarked 1733 with maker's mark IW with star above for John Ward and numbered 679 • gold outer case with repoussé scene depicting the Judgement of Hercules, signed Parbury beneath the scene, outside the symmetric cartouche two devil masks by the push piece and hinge and four subsidiary cartouches between pierced panels each with an animal's head - a lion, a boar, a bull and a stag, the front bezel with four further animals - a three-headed dog (Cerebus) a serpent, a water monster and an eagle, pulse piece to the bezel between 5 and 6 o'clock • gilt-metal and brown shagreen outer protective case with gold piqué work to the edges

With a short chain and ratchet key

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