Lot 31
  • 31

Nathaniel Delander, London

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Sold
10,000 GBP
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Description

  • A FINE SILVER SINGLE CASED TWO-TRAIN ALARM VERGE WATCH<br />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. 

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