Switzerland, a large tortoise shell covered pair case pocket watch with date, key wind and set, gilt full plate movement with unusual pierced and engraved balance bridge, jeweled steel coqueret and engraved border on top plate, and with verge escapement, in a tortoise shell covered silver pair case, roman numeral white enamel dial with date indication inside the time display, fancy gilt hands, 72mm, c1800.
CONDITION: CASE: Bezel covering missing; Case back covering cracked and a number of pin heads missing; Minor dings and a few shallow dents, inner case; Fine scratches on outer surface of cases; Crystal with flakes and chips. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel; Chips in enamel around winding hole; Small hole in dial at 5:00. HANDS: Replaced, tarnished. MOVEMENT PLATES: Fine scratches on plate; Bright work with specks of oxide; Specks of dirt, gummy. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Not running, good staff, needs service.
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $450