George Graham. An exceptional and rare gold key wind quarter repeating repoussé pair case pocket watch Movement No.568, London Hallmark for 1727

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George Graham. An exceptional and rare gold key wind quarter repeating repoussé pair case pocket watch
Movement No.568, London Hallmark for 1727

Sold for £ 37,500 (US$ 48,304) inc. premium
George Graham. An exceptional and rare gold key wind quarter repeating repoussé pair case pocket watch
Movement No.568, London Hallmark for 1727
Gilt full plate cylinder movement, pierced and engraved balance cock with solid foot, steel 3-arm balance with underslung balance spring, diamond end stone, silver regulation, polished hammers striking on a bell, baluster pillars, gilt champlevé dial with black Roman numerals with lozenge half hour markers, black outer minute track with Arabic five minute markers, blued steel beetle and poker hands, finely engraved and pierced inner case with flora, fauna, snakes and winged mask, bell secured by 1 screw, signed inner cap, pierced repoussé outer case potentially depicting Mercury teaching Cupid to read in the presence of Venus with cartouches of animal scenes, pulse piece at 7, back plate signed and numbered, case stamped WS for William Sherwood, dial and movement signed
50mm.

Footnotes

  • George Graham was born in 1673. He was lauded in the world of Horology and worked for Thomas Tompion, both of whom are buried in Westminster Abbey. He became a Freeman in the Clockmakers' Company in 1695 and became a master in 1722. The outer case of the present watch is remarkably well preserved, the original matting and fine details still visible and not rubbed which is very unusual. This is a fine example of the watchmaking art and the art of the goldsmith which by such a maker is rarely seen on the market.
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George Graham. An exceptional and rare gold key wind quarter repeating repoussé pair case pocket watch Movement No.568, London Hallmark for 1727
George Graham. An exceptional and rare gold key wind quarter repeating repoussé pair case pocket watch Movement No.568, London Hallmark for 1727
George Graham. An exceptional and rare gold key wind quarter repeating repoussé pair case pocket watch Movement No.568, London Hallmark for 1727
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