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Henry Borrell, Marco, London
A LARGE SILVER AND UNDER-PAINTED HORN TRIPLE CASED THREE-TRAIN QUARTER STRIKING AND QUARTER REPEATING VERGE COACH WATCH MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET 1791, NO. 11848
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Henry Borrell, Marco, London
A LARGE SILVER AND UNDER-PAINTED HORN TRIPLE CASED THREE-TRAIN QUARTER STRIKING AND QUARTER REPEATING VERGE COACH WATCH MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET 1791, NO. 11848
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Henry Borrell, Marco, London
A LARGE SILVER AND UNDER-PAINTED HORN TRIPLE CASED THREE-TRAIN QUARTER STRIKING AND QUARTER REPEATING VERGE COACH WATCH MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET 1791, NO. 11848
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with flowers and foliage, a classical urn at the neck, similarly decorated broad foot, diamond endstone, separate barrels for hour/quarter striking and 1/4 repeating trains, going train with fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, gilt-metal dust cap engraved with foliage, movement and dust cap signed and numbered Heny. Borrell, Marco, London, 11848
 Dial: white enamel, Turkish numerals, outer minute ring, gold hands, signed Henry Borrell, Marco, London
Cases: silver inner, the back engraved with trophies of war, bezels pierced and engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, stirrup bow with chased leaf-form decoration • silver middle case similarly decorated, the back engraved with trophies of war, pierced bezels engraved with flowers and foliage, inner and mid cases hallmarked London 1791 and with maker's mark IR incuse for James Richards • outermost case of under-painted horn to simulate shagreen with decoratively pierced and engraved bezels and piqué decoration
diameter of outer case 130mm, mid case 109mm, inner 91.5mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 305, pl. 190

Catalogue Note

In addition to the two trains for going and hour/quarter striking, the movement of this coach watch has a separate, third, quarter repeating train which is operated by depressing the pendant. Two hammers are for striking with a further two for repeating. The three cases are all highly decorative, the outermost is covered with under-painted horn to simulate shagreen. The dial has numerals for both the Turkish and Middle East markets. F. J. Britten in Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers, notes that Henry Borrell was based at 15 Wilderness Row.

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