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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 295

    Cooke & Kelvey. A fine 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set hunter cased quarter repeating keyless lever watch, made for the Indian Market

    SIGNED COOKE & KELVEY, CALCUTTA, NO. 42344, STAMPED WITH LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1874

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    Cooke & Kelvey. A fine 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set hunter cased quarter repeating keyless lever watch, made for the Indian Market
    Signed Cooke & Kelvey, Calcutta, No. 42344, stamped with London date letter for 1874
    With three quarter plate gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, screwed gold chatons, quarter repeating on two hammers, gold cuvette, the finely engraved floral decorated gilt dial with Roman numerals on chased cartouches, blued steel moon-style hands, subsidiary seconds, in heavy circular case with floral decorated blue enamel band, the covers with diamond-set floral decoration on translucent blue and scarlet enamel on engine-turned background, translucent blue enamel and diamond-set bow, repeating slide in the band, case numbered, cuvette numbered and stamped with casemaker's initials CD and London date letter for 1874, dial signed, movement signed and numbered
    51 mm. diam.


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    Cooke & Kelvey was founded in Calcutta in 1857 and specialized in the retail of fine timepieces for the Indian Market, generally fitted with Swiss movements supplied by eminent makers such as Audemars Piguet.