• Lot 2251

    JOHN BITTLESTON

    GILT METAL, ENAMEL "EN GRISAILLE" AND PASTE-SET PAIR CASE CYLINDER COACH WATCH WITH LUNAR CALENDAR, DAY, FLYING FIFTHS OF A SECOND AND REGULATOR DIAL, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET

    SIGNED JNO. BITTLESTON, LONDON, NO. 1558, CIRCA 1780

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    JOHN BITTLESTON

    GILT METAL, ENAMEL "EN GRISAILLE" AND PASTE-SET PAIR CASE CYLINDER COACH WATCH WITH LUNAR CALENDAR, DAY, FLYING FIFTHS OF A SECOND AND REGULATOR DIAL, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET
    SIGNED JNO. BITTLESTON, LONDON, NO. 1558, CIRCA 1780

    Gilt movement and cylinder escapement, chain fusée, profusely chased and engraved backplate, pierced and engraved cock with diamond endstone, plain three arm balance, turned pillars, dustcover, white enamel regulator-style dial, eccentric mean time dial, two smaller dials for lunar calendar and days of the week, flying fifths of a second, outer seconds track, plain inner case, outer case with chased foliate decoration, red and clear paste-set bezel, case back with an enamel "en grisaille" scene of a lady fondly tending her dove, movement and dust cover signed and numbered, case stamped "T.H."
    Diameter 72 mm.


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    EUR5,300-7,700

    John Bittleston worked at 207 High Holborn between 1765-1794 and was made a freeman of the Clockmaker's Company in 1781.