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G. Etherington, London
A FINE GOLD QUARTER REPEATING PAIR CASED REPOUSSE VERGE WATCH WITH CHATELAINE WATCH CIRCA 1725, NO. 1258, CHATELAINE CIRCA 1735
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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G. Etherington, London
A FINE GOLD QUARTER REPEATING PAIR CASED REPOUSSE VERGE WATCH WITH CHATELAINE WATCH CIRCA 1725, NO. 1258, CHATELAINE CIRCA 1735
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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G. Etherington, London
A FINE GOLD QUARTER REPEATING PAIR CASED REPOUSSE VERGE WATCH WITH CHATELAINE WATCH CIRCA 1725, NO. 1258, CHATELAINE CIRCA 1735
Movement: gilt full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced winged masked balance cock engraved with scrolling foliage, plain flat balance, round baluster pillars, fusee and chain, repeating on a bell to the inside back, signed and numbered G. Etherington, London 1258, bell signed Higgins 
Dial: gold champlevé dial, Roman numerals, Arabic outer minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands 
Cases: gold inner, the band decoratively pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage and exotic birds, a church to the base and village scene beneath the pendant, stirrup plunge pendant and bow, maker's mark ?D (first letter obliterated by winding hole) and numbered 1?58 (number partially obliterated by bell post) further numbered beneath 258 • gold outer case with embossed and chased decoration around the central reserve, four part symmetrical scroll cartouche with half-round indents for four medallions depicting a lion, an eagle, a peacock and a dolphin, alternating with pierced, chased and engraved panels inhabited by birds, front bezel with pierced panels of scrolling foliage interspersed with baskets of flowers, pulse piece between 6 and 7 o'clock, outer case with maker's mark ID probably James Delander and numbered 1258
Chatelaine: the uppermost gilt metal panel depicting Cephalus and Procris with a stag and a dog, a winged putti in the air, beneath three further yellow metal panels each with the bust of a lady in profile joined by pierced, squared pendant chains, two side chains terminating in a crank key and a hardstone fob seal with continental arms, the pendant hook signed Howes for William Howes
diameter of outer case 52mm, inner 45mm, overall length 190mm
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Catalogue Note

The style of embossing and chasing to the outer case is one that was fashionable by 1720. George Etherington was a member of the Clockmakers' Company from 1684 until his death in 1729. Philip Priestley in Early Watch Case Makers of England (p. 41) notes a further watch by G. Etherington with case by James Delander which is hallmarked for the year 1716. The chatelaine is signed Howes. Arthur Grimwade notes in his book London Goldsmiths 1697-1837, (1976, p.553) that William Howes mark as a smallworker was entered on 16th May 1732 when the latter was based at Lamb's Conduit Passage, Red Lyon Square, London.

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