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A silver and tortoiseshell triple cased verge watch no. 77056 for the Turkish market with silver protective case, Edward Prior, London, circa 1866

Restricted Species

Estimate:

600 - 800 GBP

The Property of the Marquess of Lothian

A silver and tortoiseshell triple cased verge watch no. 77056 for the Turkish market with silver protective case, Edward Prior, London, circa 1866

A silver and tortoiseshell triple cased verge watch no. 77056 for the Turkish market with silver protective case, Edward Prior, London, circa 1866

Estimate:

600 - 800 GBP

Lot sold:

2,520

GBP

The Property of the Marquess of Lothian

A silver and tortoiseshell triple cased verge watch no. 77056 for the Turkish market with silver protective case, Edward Prior, London, circa 1866


gilt full plate movement, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, ruby endstone, chain and fuse, crested Egyptian pillars, movement signed and numbered Edwd. prior, London, 77059; white enamel dial, Turkish numerals, outer Turkish minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, signed Edward Prior, London; plain silver tapered case, marked AT and hallmarked London 1866, silver inner case decoratively engraved and chased with flowers and foliage, hallmarked London 1866, tortoiseshell and silver outer case with silver pique work, associated plain silver-coloured metal conical outer protective case

diameter with outer case 66 mm / without 54 mm

Balance rotates when force is applied to the train. The watch has not been tested to determine the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please not that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and the watch may require a service at the buyers discretion.

Cases in good condition, scuffs and scratches consistent with age and wear, tortoiseshell case with scuffs and scratches particularly to the back, engraved silver case still bright and lively and chasing well defined, innermost case with denting to the band. Crystal missing.

Dial in good condition, minute hand slightly misshapen.


Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

The catalogue description of this watch has been altered to correct the date as circa 1866. The outer protective case is associated and of silver-coloured metal. This lot contains endangered species. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot to the US. Please note that CITES licences are required for the export of any restricted species from the UK, including to EU countries. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.