Item Details

Maker: Daniel Delander

Circa: 1725

Height: Diameter: 52mm

Stock No. Inventory No. 16

Price: Sorry Sold

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A Small Gold Pair-Cased Quarter Repeating Verge Pocket Watch

A Small Gold Pair-Cased Quarter Repeating Verge Pocket Watch

 Case: The inner gold case housing the bell. A plain back with engraved fretted band, the decoration depicting birds, rats, flowers and a large grotesque mask supported by leopard's heads; the pendant with decorated surround and numbered 186 with casemaker's mark THS four times. The outer case partially fretted and repousse, a small central plain panel surrounded by four repousse panels with trophies and baskets of fruit and flowers.

Dial: White enamel Roman and Arabic dial. Blued-steel beetle-and-poker hands.

Movement: Gilded plates signed Danl. Delander London 186. Fusee movement with open fretted verge cock with floral vine and mask decoration and a diamond endstone. Silver regulation dial. The fusee quarter-repeating movement with turned pillars. The whole protected with a silver dust cover signed Delander LONDON and marked FASTER beside the regulation.

Escapement: Verge.

Provenance: The Earl Hackett, and sold Christie's London, 20 January 1968. Odmark collection, Christie's London, 11 March 2005, lot 214 (5,500 GBP).

Literature: Garnier & Carter, The Golden Age of English Horology, 2015, p.232-233.

Part of The Tom Scott Collection.