John May, London. An early 18th century silver repoussé pair case repeating pocket watch Circa 1720
Lot 10
John May, London. An early 18th century silver repoussé pair case repeating pocket watch Circa 1720
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,075) inc. premium
Lot Details
John May, London. An early 18th century silver repoussé pair case repeating pocket watch
Circa 1720
Gilt pierced full plate English verge movement with pierced and engraved balance cock, steel 3-arm balance, silver regulation, two polished steel hammers striking on the bell, engraved band beneath the dial, silver champlevé dial with black Roman numerals, outer minute chapter with Arabic five minute divisions, engraved centre with signed scroll, cut and pierced hands, engraved signed cap with blued steel serpentine catch and regulation aperture, finely pierced and engraved case with detailed engravings of eagles and a figure's head, strike silence button at 7, the outer pierced repoussé case engraved with cameos and dolphins, push repeat activated via bow, dial and movement signed
58mm.

Footnotes

  • John May was made free of the Clockmakers Company in 1693.
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