Samuel Macham. A very fine and rare early 18th century 22ct gold pair-cased double-train hour-striking clock watch
No.1193 circa 1700
Gilt brass full plate double-train movement with turned baluster pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, fancy three-arm steel balance, flat balance-spring, pierced and engraved balance cock, wind through the cock with a mask and foliage, the strike train with fixed gilt brass pierced and engraved barrel striking on a bell, gold champlevé dial with Roman numerals and outer Arabic 5 minute divisions, blued steel beetle and poker hands, central cartouche signed Macham London, the inner case pierced and engraved with foliage decoration, the outer gold case with fine engraving, the band pierced and engraved with foliage and two vignettes of rural landscapes, indistinct mark for William Jacques of Angel Court, Snow Hill 58mm.
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