James McCabe. An early 19th century 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch Numbered 11668, London Hallmark for 1826 and case stamped IWC
Lot 56
James McCabe. An early 19th century 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch Numbered 11668, London Hallmark for 1826 and case stamped IWC
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,941) inc. premium
Lot Details
James McCabe. An early 19th century 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch
Numbered 11668, London Hallmark for 1826 and case stamped IWC
Jewelled full plate lever movement with compensated 3-arm balance, signed and numbered gilt metal dust cap, enamel dial with black painted Roman numerals and outer five minute divisions, subsidiary seconds at 6, gilt spade hands, polished and engine turned case hinged to the front with reeded band, stamped IMC for The letters IMC (for J McCabe himself) and JW (possibly the person who ordered it) dial and movement signed and numbered
51mm.

Footnotes

  • According to P. E. Hackamack in "James McCabe" AH Vol. X (Summer 1977) pp. 312-316, all McCabe's highest quality watches with serial numbers greater than 8000 are stamped "IMC" on the front plate. From about 1830 the punched marks on the front plate are repeated on the inside of the back plate, and from about 1838, the highest quality McCabe watches are punched SS in addition to the marks on the case, the front plate and the inside of the back plate.

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