Daniel de St. Leu. A fine and rare silver triple-cased quarter-striking coach watch made for the Turkish market No.3510,  London Hallmark for 1785
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Daniel de St. Leu. A fine and rare silver triple-cased quarter-striking coach watch made for the Turkish market No.3510, London Hallmark for 1785
Sold for £8,160 (US$ 13,715) inc. premium
Lot Details
Daniel de St. Leu. A fine and rare silver triple-cased quarter-striking coach watch made for the Turkish market
No.3510, London Hallmark for 1785
Gilt movement with verge escapement, three arm polished steel balance, blued steel flat balance-spring, finely pierced, chased and engraved balance cock calibrated silvered regulator disc with Turkish markers, movement and dust cover signed Daniel De St Leu Watch maker to Her Majesty, white enamel dial with radial Turkish numerals and alternating paste set divisions, blued steel beetle and poker hands, the silver case with very finely pierced, chased and engraved decoration, the second case with similar decoration London Hallmark for 1785 and case makers mark WW for William West of Jerusalem Court, St John's Square, London, all housed in a horn protective case with piqué work decoration, bezel with sound holes, together with a silver, turquoise and coral set beaded chatelaine with winding key
119mm.

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  • Daniel de Saint Leu (1753-1797)
    He worked in Geneva and London and was watchmaker to the Queen in 1765, Daniel de Saint Leu was renowned for his very fine clock watches set with diamonds and precious stones, and also his repeating watches made for the Turkish and Islamic markets. Although he was only active until about 1797, the company continued to make watches under his name for roughly another 15 years.
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