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D. Rutland, London
A GILT-METAL AND UNDER-PAINTED HORN PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1790, NO. 3965
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
46
D. Rutland, London
A GILT-METAL AND UNDER-PAINTED HORN PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1790, NO. 3965
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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D. Rutland, London
A GILT-METAL AND UNDER-PAINTED HORN PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1790, NO. 3965
• Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and foliate engraved balance cock with an urn at the neck, flat three-arm balance, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed and numbered D. Rutland, London, 3965
Dial: white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, gold beetle and poker hands
• Cases: gilt-metal inner case, the back with winding aperture, case maker's mark J. J. in rectangular cameo possibly for James Jackson • outer case under-painted stained horn with scene depicting a huntsman in marshland holding up his trophy with his dog beside him, the bezel decorated en suite
diameter of outer case 50 mm, inner case 42 mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 299, pl. 185

Catalogue Note

Watch cases fitted with under-painted horn became a popular genre and a wide range of decorative schemes and scenes can be found. The charming scene to this case depicts a huntsman in marshland holding a rabbit and with his dog beneath him. Hunting scenes are common, as are sailors with ships, sentries, forts and maidens waiting for the return of their loved ones. A description of the processes and techniques involved in working with horn in this manner can be found in: Cedric Jagger, The Artistry of the English Watch, 1988, pp. 102-105. 

Baillie records a D. Rutland active in London before 1783.

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

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London