Robert Higgs. A very fine early 18th century 22ct gold quarter repeating repoussé pair case pocket watch No.2435, Circa 1730
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Robert Higgs. A very fine early 18th century 22ct gold quarter repeating repoussé pair case pocket watch No.2435, Circa 1730
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,399) inc. premium
Lot Details
Robert Higgs. A very fine early 18th century 22ct gold quarter repeating repoussé pair case pocket watch
No.2435, Circa 1730
Full plate fusee verge movement numbered 2435 with small centrally mounted pierced and engraved balance cock and diamond end stone, silvered regulation, two polished steel hammers striking on a bell held in the back by a screw, signed and numbered gilt metal cap, white enamel dial with Roman painted chapter and outer Arabic five minute divisions, blued steel mitre hands (matched), pierced and engraved inner case with push repeat via the bow, pierced and engraved repoussé outer depicting an allegory of Time, squared hinge, engraved bow and stem, movement signed
50mm.

Footnotes

  • There is a Robert Higgs of London listed in Loomes between 1713-31 who is also listed as a goldsmith.

    The watch case depicts an allegory of time. The woman to the left is Hope, who can be identified by the half covered anchor she is holding. Father Time and Hope are often depicted together representing man's good fortune. The boy is probably Cupid holding a lamb which is the symbol of innocence. These figures often accompany Father Time.
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