EDWARD PRIOR, LONDON, 1862
EDWARD PRIOR, LONDON, 1862
EDWARD PRIOR, LONDON, 1862
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EDWARD PRIOR, LONDON, 1862

A TRIPLE-CASED VEGRE WATCH, MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET, MOVEMENT NO. 74239

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EDWARD PRIOR, LONDON, 1862
A TRIPLE-CASED VEGRE WATCH, MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET, MOVEMENT NO. 74239
Chain fusee movement with verge escapement and pierced pillars, backplate engraved 'Edwd. / Prior / London / 74239', four cases; inner silver case with London hallmark for 1862⁄3 and makers mark of William Caleb Scott; second silver case also with London hallmark for 1862⁄3 and 'Edw Prior, George Prior, Clock and Watchmaker, London' paper label; third silver and tortoiseshell case; outer case engraved and heavily domed with elaborate chain and key, the enamel dial signed 'Edward Prior, London' and with Turkish market numerals
Silver, tortoiseshell, brass and enamel
45 mm. diameter; outer case 72 mm. diameter
Provenance
A gift from Dr. Gwendolyn Pratt, 1969.
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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Lot Essay


Edward Prior, son and successor to George, specialised in watches and clocks for the near Eastern market from his workshops at 18 Powell Street in Clerkenwell until 1870. A longcase clock by him is in the mosque of Achmet (the Blue Mosque), Istanbul.

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