John May, London. A fine quarter repeating pierced silver pair cased pocket watch   Made circa 1760
Lot 29
John May, London. A fine quarter repeating pierced silver pair cased pocket watch Made circa 1760
Sold for US$ 4,800 inc. premium

Lot Details
John May, London. A fine quarter repeating pierced silver pair cased pocket watch
Made circa 1760
Gilt full plate movement with applied pierced and engraved upper to matching balance cock with diamond end-stone, plain three-arm balance, turned pillars, fusee barrel with verge escapement repeating on a bell via the stem, silver champleve dial with Roman chapter ring and outer five minutes, beetle and poker hands, inner silver case with pierced and engraved band within pierced and engraved repousee outer, dial and movement signed
diameter 56mm, depth 35mm.

Footnotes

  • John May is recorded as working as a watchmaker in London from 1750 to 1788 specializing in silver pair-cased repousse watches; examples of his work can be found in the Gildhall Museum
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