54
54
David & William Morice, London
A RARE GOLD CONSULAR CASED CYLINDER WATCH WITH BLACK ENAMEL DIAL 1818, NO. 5264
Estimate
2,5003,500
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54
David & William Morice, London
A RARE GOLD CONSULAR CASED CYLINDER WATCH WITH BLACK ENAMEL DIAL 1818, NO. 5264
Estimate
2,5003,500
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Details & Cataloguing

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David & William Morice, London
A RARE GOLD CONSULAR CASED CYLINDER WATCH WITH BLACK ENAMEL DIAL 1818, NO. 5264
Movement: gilded full plate, cylinder escapement, plain flat three-arm balance, decoratively engraved balance cock, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed D. & W. Morice, Fenchurch Street, London, no. 5264, signed gilt-metal dust cap
Dial: black enamel, white Roman numerals, outer minute ring, polished silver heart-shaped hands
Case: gold case, the back with traces of engine turned decoration, milled band, fixed inner cuvette, case hallmarked London 1818, cuvette and back with case maker's mark LC incuse with scroll above for Louis Comtesse and numbered 336
diameter 54mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 362, pl. 233

Catalogue Note

Black dials are very rare on English watches and are seen only occasionally during the 19th century. The short round pendant and ring bow are of a type that was already well established on the continent and becoming increasingly popular in England. Loomes, in Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, lists David and William Morice as being active between 1800-1832 at Fenchurch Street in London.

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

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London