14 November 2011
Biefield. A fine 18K gold openface pair case repousse verge watch with date and chain
Signed C. Biefield, London, No. 8882, movement circa 1700, later case stamped with London date letter for 1766
Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, finely pierced and engraved scroll balance cock and foot, chased gilt dial, Roman numerals, fleur-de-lys half-hour divisions, outer Arabic five minute divisions, steel beetle and poker hands, window for date, later plain inner case, turning pendant, outer chased and engraved repoussé case with a classical scene in high relief, inner case stamped with casemaker's initials IH, dial and movement signed
49 mm. diam.
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With later 14K gold chain and hardstone-set seal.
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