Anonymous, a mid 18th century continental verge pocket watch with date indication and repousse and enamel silver case, key wind and set gilt full plate movement with pierced and engraved balance bridge, Tompion regulator, square baluster pillars and decorative blued screws in a silver pair case, the outer ornamented with male and female busts separated by acanthus and other naturalistic ornament, the center of the back with polychrome enamel plaque featuring a landscape occupied by a couple in period dress, enjoying a glass of wine, roman numeral silver arcaded champleve dial with arabic five minute markers, the pierced and engraved center with foliate ornament, two birds and date aperture above 6:00, gilt brass hands, 55mm, c1740.
CONDITION: CASE: Outer case with minor dent in bezel at catch; Inner case with shallow dents and dings; Pendant reattached to case; Short split to right of pendant; Minor scratches on inner case; Crystal with fine scratches; Enamel with hairlines, minor wear at center and two small filled losses at edge. DIAL: Abraded; Now with blue soft enamel in areas separating the numerals. HANDS: Replaced; Oxidation. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor scratches on plate; Dirty. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Runs briefly, needs service.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $1000