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Nathaniel Delander, London
A FINE SILVER SINGLE CASED TWO-TRAIN ALARM VERGE WATCH 1740, NO. 285
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Nathaniel Delander, London
A FINE SILVER SINGLE CASED TWO-TRAIN ALARM VERGE WATCH 1740, NO. 285
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

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Nathaniel Delander, London
A FINE SILVER SINGLE CASED TWO-TRAIN ALARM VERGE WATCH 1740, NO. 285
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, flat steel three-arm balance, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, the alarm train with standing barrel, acting on a bell to the inside of case back, signed and numbered Delander, London, 285
Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, inner rotating alarm disc with female setting square at 6 o'clock, winding apertures for the going at 8 and alarm at 4 o'clock, blued steel beetle and poker hands
• Cases: silver single case, the back engraved with the Arms of James Helsby and Latin motto: "En Dieu est Mon Esperance" above inscription “James Helsby, Gent”, the band pierced for sound emission and engraved with scrolling foliage and three grotesque masks at the quarters, a shell by the thumb-piece, the bezel similarly pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage, stirrup pendant and bow, hallmarked 1740  

With two modern keys for winding and alarm setting. 


diameter 47 mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, pp. 194-195, pl. 107

Catalogue Note

The movement of this watch is signed ‘Delander’ and was sold by Nathaniel, Daniel’s son and successor. Nathaniel Delander, was recorded at the Royal Exchange in London in the 1730s and Fleet Street in 1755 [See: Baillie, Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World]. Nathaniel became a Freeman of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1721, was master in 1747 and died in 1762. For a note on Daniel Delander, see: Sotheby’s, The Celebration of the English Watch Part II, lot 17.  The arms and motto of James Helsby of Helsby, Cheshire, are recorded in Fairbairn’s Book of Crests, Heraldry Today, 1984, page 269.

Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

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