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Ellicott, London
A VERY FINE GOLD PAIR CASED REPOUSSE CYLINDER WATCH 1763, NO. 5152
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Ellicott, London
A VERY FINE GOLD PAIR CASED REPOUSSE CYLINDER WATCH 1763, NO. 5152
Estimate
7,00010,000
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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Ellicott, London
A VERY FINE GOLD PAIR CASED REPOUSSE CYLINDER WATCH 1763, NO. 5152
Movement: gilded full plate movement, cylinder escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved balance cock, flat three-arm balance, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, gilt-metal dust cap, movement and dust cap signed and numbered Ellicott, London 5152    
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Dial: white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands
Cases: plain gold inner, the back with aperture for winding, stirrup pendant and bow, hallmarked 1763 and numbered 5151 with maker's mark HT incuse probably for either Henry Cleaver Taylor or Henry Teague • gold outer repoussé case, the back with chased and engraved radiating flower, the front bezel with flowers and scrolls
diameter of outer case 48 mm, inner 41 mm
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Provenance

S. E. Prestige Collection, Sotheby's London, 29th April 1968, lot 19

Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 220, pl. 130
Richard Edgcumbe, The Art of the Gold Chaser, 2000, p. 131

Catalogue Note

The outer case of this watch is in wonderful condition with a central rosette and radiating foliage that is perhaps reminiscent of a chrysanthemum. Ellicott appears to have used this design of outer case on a number of his watches.  A similar example in gold, Ellicott no. 5738, was sold at Sotheby’s London, 14th July 2011, lot 226.  Another example, but in a silver case, Ellicott no. 4887, is illustrated in: The Camerer Cuss book of Antique Watches, p. 125, pl. 63. Interestingly, in his book The Art of the Gold Chaser, Richard Edgcumbe illustrates and describes Ellicott no. 5936 which is hallmarked for 1767 and which features a repoussé case that again bears similarities in design to the present watch and which is attributed to George Michael Moser (see op. cit. p. 131 & fig 122).

For a note on Ellicott, see lot 33.

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

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