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Attributed to Joseph Wöhrle
A GOLD PAIR CASED QUARTER REPEATING REPOUSSE VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1750
Movement: gilded full plate, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with flowers and foliage with a shell at the neck, flat steel balance, fusee and chain, square baluster pillars, repeating on a bell to the inside case back • bearing the signature Elrhöw, London, silver dust cap engraved London
Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, the centre with banners bearing the signature Elrhöw, London
Cases: gold inner pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage and stylised dolphins, a shell at the neck and mask at the base, maker's mark WI above IDS • gold outer repoussé case with scene depicting Venus and Cupid, the bezels pierced and chased with shell and scrollwork between panels of pierced and engraved foliage, signed beneath the step ML for Martin Langpaur

diameter of outer case 47mm, inner 40mm
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Catalogue Note

Although signed by Elrhöw, London, the signature is almost certainly in reverse indicating that the watch was in fact made by Joseph Wöhrle from Augsburg.  

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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London