2221
2221
English
A GILT, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET OPENFACE WATCH, RETAILED BY HOPE'S BROTHERS & CO., CIRCA 1870
Estimate
50,00080,000
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2221
English
A GILT, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET OPENFACE WATCH, RETAILED BY HOPE'S BROTHERS & CO., CIRCA 1870
Estimate
50,00080,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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English
A GILT, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET OPENFACE WATCH, RETAILED BY HOPE'S BROTHERS & CO., CIRCA 1870
Dial: enamel
Calibre: mechanical
Case: gilt and enamel, glazed dust cover, hinged back
Size: 39.5 mm diameter
Signed: case and movement
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Catalogue Note

This charming petite watch is retailed by Hope's Brothers & Co. a firm whom specialized in selling luxury goods. The movement is decoratively engraved which really appealed to the Chinese's taste at the time. These decorative movements later taken on the name 'Chinese Calibre'. The case is set with pearls and the case back is finished with polychrome enamel scene of a couple in fine dress with a bird cage.

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