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Robert Roskell, Liverpool
A FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED RACK LEVER WATCH 1820, NO. 29076
Estimate
2,5003,500
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56
Robert Roskell, Liverpool
A FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED RACK LEVER WATCH 1820, NO. 29076
Estimate
2,5003,500
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Robert Roskell, Liverpool
A FINE GOLD HUNTING CASED RACK LEVER WATCH 1820, NO. 29076
Movement: gilded full plate, Litherland's rack lever escapement with 15 teeth to the escape wheel, balance cock decoratively engraved with flowers and foliage and marked 'patent', plain three-arm balance, diamond endstone, Bosley form regulation, signed and numbered Robt. Roskell, Liverpool, no. 29076, plain gilt-metal dust cap
Dial: gold, raised polished Roman numerals against a stippled ground, engine-turned centre, two-colour gold subsidiary seconds with engine-turned centre and matte chapter ring, pearled outer minute ring bordered with flowers and leaves in green, white and pink gold
• Case: substantial gold case with engine-turned covers, the back centred with a rosette, the band, pendant and bow heavily chased with shells, flowers and leaves, case hallmarked Chester 1820 and with maker's mark T.H over J.H incuse for Thomas and John Helsby, Liverpool
diameter 55mm
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 26th February 1998, lot 39

Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 365, pl. 236

Catalogue Note

By the early 1820s, gold dials were becoming increasingly fashionable and the dial on the present watch is an especially fine example, the multi-finished yellow gold surface with combinations of engine-turning and stippling enhanced with applied green, white and pink gold decoration. The case is substantial with a highly decorative, deeply cast, band, pendant and bow. Robert Roskell was active from 1798 and worked in both London and Liverpool. He is especially well-known for the quality of his rack lever watches and later for watches with Massey's lever escapements.

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