50
50
John Roberts, Dudley
A SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL DIAL AND ASSOCIATED OUTER CASE 1856, NO. 8713 OUTER CASE 1889
Estimate
8001,200
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John Roberts, Dudley
A SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL DIAL AND ASSOCIATED OUTER CASE 1856, NO. 8713 OUTER CASE 1889
Estimate
8001,200
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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John Roberts, Dudley
A SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL DIAL AND ASSOCIATED OUTER CASE 1856, NO. 8713 OUTER CASE 1889
Movement: glided full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with flowers and foliage and a basket of flowers at the neck, flat three-arm balance, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed and numbered Jno. Roberts, Dudley, 8713
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, the centre with polychrome enamel painted scene of a steam train, two workers at rest in the foreground, a figure watching from a bridge in the distance
Cases: plain silver inner case, the back with winding aperture, Regency pendant and bow, hallmarked Birmingham 1856 and with maker's mark RN in oval cameo for Richard Neale • later plain silver outer case hallmarked London 1889 and with maker's mark JW incuse for James Widmer
diameter of outer case 57.5 mm, inner case 51 mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 403, pl. 256

Catalogue Note

The charmingly painted scene of a steam train rushing through the countryside illustrates one of the contrasts of Victorian life, in this instance, the invasion of the industrial era on the traditional country way of life. Baillie notes a John Roberts of Dudley as active between 1850-1860.

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

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