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John Raymond, London
A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE 1771, NO. 3390
Estimation
7 00010 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
36
John Raymond, London
A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE 1771, NO. 3390
Estimation
7 00010 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

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John Raymond, London
A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE 1771, NO. 3390
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock with foliate scrolls inhabited by a bird, regulation indicated by an engraved hand pointing at the numbered regulation plate, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, square baluster pillars, movement signed John Raymond, London, No. 3390
• Dial: white enamel dial, Roman numerals, Arabic outer minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands
Cases: plain gold inner case, winding aperture to rear, with London hallmarks for 1771 and maker's mark IW incuse possibly for either John Watkins or John Wright, outer case with repoussé scene depicting Hades, his wife Persephone, the three-headed hound Cerberus, Orpheus and his lover Eurydice within an asymmetric cartouche surrounded by scrollwork and flowers and foliage against a stippled ground, bezel with scrollwork against a stippled ground
diameter of outer case: 50 mm, inner 42 mm
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Bibliographie

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 214, pl. 123

Description

Brain Loomes in his book Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, 2006 records John Raymond working in Change Alley in 1762-84. The repoussé scene to the present watch is wonderfully detailed and retains excellent definition.

Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

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