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The Hartley cocktail watch
HAMILTON & CO LTD.
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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The Hartley cocktail watch
HAMILTON & CO LTD.
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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The Hartley cocktail watch
HAMILTON & CO LTD.
the manual winding watch with rectangular dial, blued steel hands and Arabic numeral indicators concealed behind a hinged cover of polished onyx inset with circular- and single-cut diamonds, reverse signed Hamilton Calcutta, to a later mesh bracelet, British hallmarks. 
later bracelet with British assay mark for 1959 
onyx, diamonds
inner circumference approximately 185mm (adjustible)
1920s and later
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Provenance

Possibly acquired by Gertrude Hartley

Catalogue Note

Hamilton & Co. Ltd was a prominent silversmith and jeweller founded in 1808 by Robert Hamilton (1772 - 1848), operating under license from the British East India Company. The first British silversmith to be established in Calcutta, Hamilton & Co. produced silver and items of jewellery for the British market, slowly expanding in throughout the country and earning the nickname 'the Garrard of India'. The Hartley family were exactly the sort of Anglo-Indian family who would have patronised the company.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London