GEORGE PRIOR, A FINE 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL OPENFACE QUARTER REPEATING PAIR CASE VERGE WATCH MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET
SIGNED GEORGE PRIOR, LONDON, NO. 12111, CIRCA 1800
Gilt-finished verge movement, finely pierced and engraved balance cock and foot, chain fusée, diamond endstone quarter repeating onto a bell activated through a push piece in the pendant, dust cover, white enamel dial, Turkish numerals, inner case with red translucent enamel over engine-turning, polychrome enamel harbour scence, pierced and engraved case, red enamel foliate and blue enamel scroll decoration to the band, the rim with polychrome enamel decorative geometric motifs, scalloped outer engraved and chased case with a polychrome enamel scene to the reverse, polychrome enamel folitate, scroll and geometric design to the rim and case interior rim, scroll and foliage decoration to the border, silent repeat push-piece in the band, dial and dust cover signed
outer case 57mm diam., inner case 49mm diam.