William Wright, London. A repousse gold pair case verge watchsecond quarter 18th century
Lot 3
William Wright, London. A repousse gold pair case verge watch
second quarter 18th century
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

The Art of Time

4 Dec 2017, 10:00 EST

New York

Lot Details
William Wright, London. A repousse gold pair case verge watchsecond quarter 18th century
William Wright, London. A repousse gold pair case verge watch
Date: second quarter 18th century
Movement: gilt full plate, fusee, pierced and engraved cock, baluster pillars, no. 1292
Dial: later white enamel, arabic chapters, gold beetle and poker hands
Case: plain inner case, no. 1292, outer repousse and chased with scene of Endymion and Selene within a border of scrolls, fruit and flowers
Signed: movement
Size: 50mm

Footnotes

  • In Greek mythology, Zeus granted Endymion, a handsome shepherd-prince immortality and perpetual youth by remaining in eternal sleep. Selene [or Diana] the goddess of the Moon loved him passionately and visited him nightly. The myth inspired the English poet, John Keats to write "A thing of beauty is a joy forever..."
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armour, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $150,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $150,001 to $3,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $3,000,001 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services & Bids (Los Angeles)
    Customer services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +1 323 850 7500
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 6090
  2. Customer Services & Bids (New York)
    Customer services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +1 212 644 9001
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9009
  3. Customer Services & Bids (San Francisco)
    Customer services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +1 415 861 7500
    FaxFax: +1 415 861 8951
  4. Watches (US)
    General enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +1 212 461 6530
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007
Similar Items