16 November 2009
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George Prior. A fine silver triple case verge watch, made for the Turkish Market
Signed George Prior, London, no. 20'569, stamped with London date letter for 1792
Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, engraved and pierced balance cock and foot, white enamel dial, Turkish numerals, gilt beetle and poker hands, subsidiary seconds, plain inner and outer cases, pinwork decorated silver and tortoiseshell outer case, case stamped IR, dial and movement signed by maker
86 mm. diam.
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Prominently described and illustrated in De underbara Uren by Albin Schaeder, p. 31.
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