Lot 72
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JOSIAH EMERY AN EARLY LEVER POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT NOW MOUNTED IN A CARRIAGE CLOCK CASE NO 1104, CIRCA 1787

Estimate
250,000 - 450,000 GBP
Sold
322,000 GBP
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Description

  • Josiah Emery
  • AN EARLY LEVER POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT NOW MOUNTED IN A CARRIAGE CLOCK CASE NO 1104, CIRCA 1787
gilt full plate movement, two-plane lever escapement, jewelled pallets and impulse, four-arm balance, double S balance wheel with two gold timing screws and two gold adjusting screws, steel escape wheel, jewelled holes, balance and lever with screwed down caps, engraved balance bridge, diamond endstone, fusee with Harrison's maintaining power, stop lever now lacking; gilt dust cap; white enamel regulator type dial, eccentric hour dial with Roman numerals, outer arabic mintue track, subsidiary seconds; dial signed, cap and movement signed and numbered Josiah Emery, Charing Cross London, 1104 ; later mounted in a gilt carriage clock form case with gilt mask, engraved inscription The Chronometer of Horatio Viscount Nelson. Worn by him at The Battle of Trafalgar, placed in this case by his niece Charlotte Mary, Lady Bridport, to be preserved for any one of her descendents, who may enter the Navy; leather outer carrying case
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