William Wright, London. A repousse gold pair case verge watchsecond quarter 18th century

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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

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..."
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William Wright, London. A repousse gold pair case verge watchsecond quarter 18th century
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