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39
Ellicott, London
A GOLD PAIR CASED DUMB QUARTER REPEATING WATCH IN LATER GOLD AND ENAMEL OUTER CASE  1764, NO. 5211, OUTER CASE CIRCA 1780
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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39
Ellicott, London
A GOLD PAIR CASED DUMB QUARTER REPEATING WATCH IN LATER GOLD AND ENAMEL OUTER CASE  1764, NO. 5211, OUTER CASE CIRCA 1780
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 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 GOLD PAIR CASED DUMB QUARTER REPEATING WATCH IN LATER GOLD AND ENAMEL OUTER CASE  1764, NO. 5211, OUTER CASE CIRCA 1780
Movement: gilded full plate movement, escapement converted from cylinder to lever, decoratively pierced balance cock with engraved foliate scrolls, flat three-arm balance, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, gilt-metal dust cap, repeating with two polished steel hammers to a steel bar within the case, movement and dust cap signed Ellicott, London, 5211
Dial: white enamel with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, gold beetle and poker hands
Cases: gold inner, winding aperture to back, plunge pendant, hallmarked 1764 and with maker's mark HT incuse for Henry Cleaver Taylor or Henry Teaguelater gold and enamel outer case, the back with polychrome enamel painted central plaque depicting a putto playing a lyre, the scene with white enamel frame simulating pearls and surrounded by unusual amber coloured guilloché enamel frame, both bezels decorated with opaque white ovals within royal blue borders
diameter of outer case 50 mm, inner case 41 mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 279, pl. 171

Catalogue Note

The enamel plaque to the case back, depicting a putto playing a lyre, is of high quality and may have been inspired by an antique gem. Outside the white enamel frame which borders the central scene is an unusual amber coloured translucent enamel, over an engine-turned ground. The dial and hands are contemporary in date to the outer case which dates to circa 1780.

For a note on Ellicott see lot 33.

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

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