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George Johnson, London
A TRIPLE CASED SILVER AND SHAGREEN VERGE WATCH MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET 1798, NO. 7584
Estimate
1,5002,500
JUMP TO LOT
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George Johnson, London
A TRIPLE CASED SILVER AND SHAGREEN VERGE WATCH MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET 1798, NO. 7584
Estimate
1,5002,500
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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George Johnson, London
A TRIPLE CASED SILVER AND SHAGREEN VERGE WATCH MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET 1798, NO. 7584
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with foliage, an urn at the neck, Turkish numeral regulation plate, crested Egyptian pillars, fusee and chain, signed and numbered Geoe. Johnson, London, 7584
Dial: white enamel, Turkish numerals, outer minute ring with Turkish figures, gold beetle and poker hands, signed George Johnson, London
Cases: plain silver inner and mid cases • outer shagreen protective case with piqué decoration, inner and mid cases hallmarked 1798 and with maker's mark WL incuse with stag above for William Linsley
diameter of outer case 69mm, mid case 58mm, inner case 48.5mm
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Provenance

Phillips London, 26th September 1995, lot 73

Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 318, pl. 199

Catalogue Note

A handsome triple cased watch made for the Turkish market, the outer case is unusually made of green-dyed ray skin, rather than the more traditional tortoiseshell covering. Interestingly, the movement pillars are crested Egyptian in design, such as one might expect to find at the beginning of the century, though very much smaller in size.

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

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London