• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 353

    George Prior. A rare and large gilt silver pair case openface cylinder coach watch, made for the Turkish Market

    SIGNED GEORGE PRIOR, LONDON, RETAILED BY PINEL & ROUX, CONSTANTINOPLE, CIRCA 1800

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    George Prior. A rare and large gilt silver pair case openface cylinder coach watch, made for the Turkish Market
    Signed George Prior, London, retailed by Pinel & Roux, Constantinople, circa 1800
    Gilt-finished cylinder movement, chain fusée, pierced and engraved balance cock, white enamel dial, Turkish numerals, gilt arrow hands, plain inner case, chased and embossed scroll decorated rims, pinwork decorated gilt silver and tortoiseshell outer case, short length of chain and key, leather transportation case, inner case stamped C&M, dial signed by maker, movement signed by retailer
    107 mm. diam.


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    For a note on the late Albin Schaeder see lot 350 in this auction.


    Pre-Lot Text

    From the Collection of the late Albin Schaeder


    Literature

    Prominently described and illustrated in De underbara Uren by Albin Schaeder, pp. 32 & 33.