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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 165

    Preston. An 18K gold, enamel, diamond and pearl-set openface watch

    SIGNED RT. PRESTON, LIVERPOOL, NO. 493, CIRCA 1800

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    Preston. An 18K gold, enamel, diamond and pearl-set openface watch
    Signed Rt. Preston, Liverpool, No. 493, circa 1800
    With gilt-finished chain fusée movement, later lever escapement, finely pierced and engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, chased and engraved foot, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, gold arrow hands, in circular case with pearl-set bezels, the reverse with translucent royal blue enamel on engine-turned background, centred by a glazed oval cartouche containing a lock of hair, pearl-set border, all surrounded by an applied paste-set laurel wreath, movement signed
    48 mm. diam.


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