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Peter Orr & Sons, Madras
A RARE GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET KEYLESS LEVER WATCH MADE FOR THE INDIAN MARKET WITH NUMERALS IN URDU CIRCA 1875, NO. 2981
Estimate
7,00010,000
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Peter Orr & Sons, Madras
A RARE GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET KEYLESS LEVER WATCH MADE FOR THE INDIAN MARKET WITH NUMERALS IN URDU CIRCA 1875, NO. 2981
Estimate
7,00010,000
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Peter Orr & Sons, Madras
A RARE GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET KEYLESS LEVER WATCH MADE FOR THE INDIAN MARKET WITH NUMERALS IN URDU CIRCA 1875, NO. 2981
Movement: gilded three-quarter plate, lever escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, decoratively engraved balance cock, signed and numbered Peter Orr & Sons, Madras, 2981
Dial: silvered dial, highly engraved with decorative floral scrolls, the numerals with blue enamel cartouches bearing diamond-set Urdu numerals, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and independent jumping seconds, blued steel hands, the tips with crescent moon and star motif, signed Peter Orr & Sons, Madras 
Case: gold case, decoratively engraved throughout, the cover centrally set with a translucent blue enamel crescent moon over engine-turning heightened with diamonds, the border with repeated wave-form motif heightened with opaque blue, black and red enamel, the case back similarly decorated and centred with a stylised flower heightened with enamel, the gold bezel with decoratively engine-turned border, front and back lids with maker's mark JAD incuse and numbered 19175
diameter 54mm
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Catalogue Note

Peter Orr & Sons were a well established company of fine Watches and Jewellery in Madras. The firm was founded by Peter Orr and his brother Alexander. The brothers arrived in Madras from Scotland in 1843.   In 1849 they founded the firm Peter Orr & Sons.

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