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.
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.