Joseph Antram, London, an early 18th century silver and leather covered pair cased pocket watch, key wind and set, gilt, full plate movement with Egyptian pillars, pierced and engraved silver balance cock incorporating the letters "GR" into the cock foot, Tompion regulator and decorative blued steelwork, the top plate signed "Jos. Antram Watchmaker to His Majesty GR London 661" with verge escapement and three arm brass balance in a silver pair case, the outer case covered with textured leather decorated with pique pins and lined with pink silk, roman numeral white enamel dial with arabic five minute markers, blued steel beetle and poker hands, serial #661, 51mm, c1715.
CONDITION: CASE: Outer case very good, missing two pins; Inner case with fine scratches and fine pin pricks; Crystal with scratches. DIAL: An early replacement; Very good. HANDS: Very good. MOVEMENT PLATES: A few minor marks and scratches; Movement catch and screw with a few spots of minor oxide. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks)
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $1900