Klaftenberger. An 18ct gold full hunterpocket watch with dedication to 'Mrs Thurston from V.R' 1867, possibly a gift from Queen Victoria to her children's nursemaid
Lot 25
Klaftenberger. A late 19th century 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch with dedication to 'Mrs Thurston from V.R' 1867, possibly a gift from Queen Victoria to her children's nursemaid
£600 - 800
US$ 1,000 - 1,300
Auction Details
Klaftenberger. A late 19th century 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch with dedication to 'Mrs Thurston from V.R' 1867, possibly a gift from Queen Victoria to her children's nursemaid Klaftenberger. A late 19th century 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch with dedication to 'Mrs Thurston from V.R' 1867
Lot Details
Klaftenberger. A late 19th century 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch with dedication to 'Mrs Thurston from V.R' 1867, possibly a gift from Queen Victoria to her children's nursemaid
Jewelled Swiss bar cylinder movement with gold three arm balance, white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and outer five minute markers, blued steel hands (hour hand lacking) engine turned hinged case with setting button in the band, cuvette signed 'Klaftenberger No. 9488, watchmaker to the Queen and Prince of Wales,' the back of the front hinged case with personal dedication reading,' 73, To Mrs Thurston, from VR, 1867'
35mm.

Footnotes

  • Klaftenberger were held in high esteem by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria and received regular orders for the supplies of clocks and watches to be presented as gifts. The company was also a contributor to the horological section of 'the Great Exhibition, ' where they received an honourable mention.

    Mrs Mary Ann Thurston (1810-1896) was head nurse at Buckingham Palace to Queen Victoria's 6 children. Queen Victoria and her children must have been fond of their nursemaid as when she died, the Queen arranged for a marble carved sculpture to rest on her tombstone in Kensington.
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