AUCTION : 0519

Lot#: 850

DESCRIPTION: Grand, London, an 18th century triple case verge fusee pocket watch, key wind and set, gilt full plate movement with pierced and engraved balance cock and regulator plate, contained in a sterling silver triple case, the outer with tortoiseshell cover and pique pin decoration, and with early gouache on paper with the Beekman family crest and the name "P. D. Beekman", the intermediate case with rococo style repousse ornament surrounding a scene with figures engaged in conversation, and smooth inner case with London hallmark and date letter for the year 1762, roman numeral, arcaded, silver champleve dial with pierced center, signed "Grand London", and fancy, pierced gold hands, serial #8723, 56mm.
CONDITION: CASE: Outer case with minor dents; Splits and losses to shell covering; Some pique pins missing; Catch not functional; Intermediate case with wear to bezel, the back, having been well protected, retains much of it's original detail; Inner case with minor scratches, dents and dings; Top of movement catch flush with dial surface; Pendant loose; Crystal with minor marks and scratches; Bow worn; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Minor marks and scratches. HANDS: Minute hand replaced. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor marks and scratches on plate; Screw heads abraded and polished; Some steel components with minor oxide; Specks of dirt; Fusee chain missing. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Not running, pressure on train will coax a few ticks from the balance, needs service. Gouache on paper dirty, but legible; Edge with minor losses. This timepiece may have been owned by Peter D. Beekman who lived at Albany, NY during the 18th century, and was last enumerated in the 1800 census of Albany's first ward.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $550

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