12 May 2008
Cooke & Kelvey. A fine 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set hunter cased quarter repeating keyless lever watch, made for the Indian Market
Signed Cooke & Kelvey, Calcutta, No. 42344, stamped with London date letter for 1874
With three quarter plate gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, screwed gold chatons, quarter repeating on two hammers, gold cuvette, the finely engraved floral decorated gilt dial with Roman numerals on chased cartouches, blued steel moon-style hands, subsidiary seconds, in heavy circular case with floral decorated blue enamel band, the covers with diamond-set floral decoration on translucent blue and scarlet enamel on engine-turned background, translucent blue enamel and diamond-set bow, repeating slide in the band, case numbered, cuvette numbered and stamped with casemaker's initials CD and London date letter for 1874, dial signed, movement signed and numbered
51 mm. diam.
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Cooke & Kelvey was founded in Calcutta in 1857 and specialized in the retail of fine timepieces for the Indian Market, generally fitted with Swiss movements supplied by eminent makers such as Audemars Piguet.
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