E. Howard & Co., Boston. A very fine 14K multi colored gold diamond set box hinge hunter cased watch enhanced with photographic portraitsSeries VII, no. 229042, case by Keller & Untermeyer and marked E. H & Co., circa 1893
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E. Howard & Co., Boston. A very fine 14K multi colored gold diamond set box hinge hunter cased watch enhanced with photographic portraitsSeries VII, No. 229042, case by Keller & Untermeyer and marked E. H & Co., circa 1893
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
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E. Howard & Co., Boston. A very fine 14K multi colored gold diamond set box hinge hunter cased watch enhanced with photographic portraitsSeries VII, no. 229042, case by Keller & Untermeyer and marked E. H & Co., circa 1893 E. Howard & Co., Boston. A very fine 14K multi colored gold diamond set box hinge hunter cased watch enhanced with photographic portraitsSeries VII, no. 229042, case by Keller & Untermeyer and marked E. H & Co., circa 1893 E. Howard & Co., Boston. A very fine 14K multi colored gold diamond set box hinge hunter cased watch enhanced with photographic portraitsSeries VII, no. 229042, case by Keller & Untermeyer and marked E. H & Co., circa 1893 E. Howard & Co., Boston. A very fine 14K multi colored gold diamond set box hinge hunter cased watch enhanced with photographic portraitsSeries VII, no. 229042, case by Keller & Untermeyer and marked E. H & Co., circa 1893 E. Howard & Co., Boston. A very fine 14K multi colored gold diamond set box hinge hunter cased watch enhanced with photographic portraitsSeries VII, no. 229042, case by Keller & Untermeyer and marked E. H & Co., circa 1893
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E. Howard & Co., Boston. A very fine 14K multi colored gold diamond set box hinge hunter cased watch enhanced with photographic portraits
Series VII, No. 229042, case by Keller & Untermeyer and marked E. H & Co., circa 1893
17-jewel N-size adjusted damascened split 3/4 plate movement, gold jewel settings, lever escapement, bi metallic balance with overcoiled spring, swan's neck micrometer regulator, glazed dust cap, each side of the gold cuvette with a photographic portrait, signed white enamel dial with roman chapters, blued steel umbrella hands, subsidiary seconds, the front lid with further portrait of a young lady, the case lids with applied multi colored bouquets between engraved panels enclosing applied trellis enhanced with ring of circular cut diamonds and on the other lid a monogrammed cartouche within floral wreath
53mm

Footnotes

  • This Series VII model is especially remarkable for the three photographic portraits transferred onto its gold case. Invented and patented in France in 1854, this expensive and difficult process involves taking a photograph on a glass plate coated with silver emulsion. Using chemicals, the silver emulsion is strengthened, allowing the image to be removed from the glass and transferred to the object. Finally, the object is heated to fix the image upon it. Popular in the 1890s, this process was advertised in Sears Roebuck and other popular department store catalogs for the equivalent of $5 to $10 per image then, or roughly $400 to $800 today.
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