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Andrew Dickie, London
A FINE GOLD AND ENAMEL PAIR CASED QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH CIRCA 1765, NO. 3086
Estimate
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Andrew Dickie, London
A FINE GOLD AND ENAMEL PAIR CASED QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH CIRCA 1765, NO. 3086
Estimate
15,00025,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Andrew Dickie, London
A FINE GOLD AND ENAMEL PAIR CASED QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH CIRCA 1765, NO. 3086
Movement: gilded full plate, cylinder escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with scrolling foliage, a mask at the neck, repeating on a bell to the inside case back, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed And. Dickie, London, 3086, dust cap lacking
Dial: white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, gold beetle and poker hands
Cases: gold inner, the band decoratively pierced and engraved with foliage and dolphins' heads, grotesque mask at the base, the back engraved with two doves with outstretched wings atop a pedestal surrounded by foliage, bezel with pulse piece between 5 and 6 o'clock • outer gold case with blue basse-taille enamel and bright-cut gold decoration between two bands of piercing for sound emission, the bezel decorated en-suite, diamond-set thumb piece

diameter of outer case 46mm, inner case 38mm
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 11th February 1997, lot 458

Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 226, pl. 136.

Catalogue Note

Andrew Dickie was one of the five professional watchmakers on a committee of 11 appointed by an Act of Parliament to examine John Harrison’s H4 timepiece. The Act took effect on 31st March 1763. The other watchmakers on the committee were Alexander Cumming, Thomas Mudge, William Frodsham and James Green.

For another watch by Dickie, see Sotheby's London, The Celebration of the English Watch Part II, John Harrison's Enduring Discovery, 7 July 2016, lot 27.

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