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George Graham, London
A FINE AND RARE SILVER PAIR CASED CYLINDER WATCH  1750, NO. 6498
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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George Graham, London
A FINE AND RARE SILVER PAIR CASED CYLINDER WATCH  1750, NO. 6498
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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George Graham, London
A FINE AND RARE SILVER PAIR CASED CYLINDER WATCH  1750, NO. 6498
Movement: gilded full plate, cylinder escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock and engraved foot, plain flat balance, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, square baluster pillars • signed and numbered Geo Graham, London, 6498, gilt-metal dust cap signed and scratch numbered to the underside 
Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, central cartouches signed Graham London
Cases: plain silver inner case, the back with shuttered winding aperture, stirrup bow and pendant, hallmarked London 1750, case maker's marks IW incuse with star above for John Ward, numbered 6498 • plain silver outer, scratch numbered 6498 
diameter of outer 49 mm, inner 42 mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 204, pl. 115

Catalogue Note

Interestingly Graham no. 6499, which is cased in gold, was sold at Sotheby's New York, Masterpieces from the Time Museum, 13th October 2004, lot 539. No. 6499 is also hallmarked for 1750 and shares the same case maker as the present watch, John Ward. During the period that this watch was made, Graham had been fitting enamel dials to his watches for some time, indeed, the dial of no. 6499 is enamel; however, it would seem that, as the present lot illustrates, some of Graham's customers continued to favour the more 'traditional' metal dial.

The Celebration of the English Watch Part IV, George Daniels 20th Century Innovator

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