• Important Watches Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1372

    Important Watches Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION PART II

    10 May 2010, Geneva

  • Lot 42

    Johnson. A fine, rare and unusual 18K gold quarter repeating repoussé pair case verge watch, made for the Turkish Market

    SIGNED JOHN JOHNSON, LONDON, STAMPED WITH THE LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1740

    Price Realised  

    Johnson. A fine, rare and unusual 18K gold quarter repeating repoussé pair case verge watch, made for the Turkish Market
    Signed John Johnson, London, stamped with the London date letter for 1740
    Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, finely pierced and engraved balance cock and foot, silver regulation dial with Turkish numerals, repeating on two hammers onto a bell, gilt metal dust cap, chased gilt dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, blued steel beetle and poker hands, inner case with finely pierced scroll and floral decorated band and engraved crescent moons, silent repeat push-piece underneath the blank bezel, outer case with finely chased, pierced and embossed scroll and foliage decorated bezel and rim, reverse centred by a chased and embossed trophy of arms surmounted by a crescent moon in high relief, repeating through the pendant, dial and movement signed
    48 mm. diam.


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