12 May 2014
Jefferys & Jones. An attractive gilt metal, enamel, pearl and paste-set openface verge watch with châtelaine
Signed Jefferys & Jones, London, no. 2874, circa 1790
Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, finely pierced and engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, chased and engraved foot, white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, gold arrow hands, circular case with pearl-set and blue and white enamel bezels, reverse with translucent royal blue enamel over engine-turned background, centred by a glazed oval cartouche containing a lock of hair, paste-set border, similarly decorated gilt metal, enamel, pearl and paste-set châtelaine, movement signed
51 mm. diam.
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Jefferys & Jones, active in London circa 1776 - 1800, were reputed for their richly decorated watches.
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