31 May 2005
AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FROM A FAMILY TRUST
FRANCIS PERIGAL. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL TWO TRAIN CENTRE SECONDS STRIKING PAIR CASE CLOCK WATCH
Signed Fra. Perigal, Royal Exchange, London, No. 19335, circa 1785
With gilt brass cylinder movement, pierced and engraved cock with decorative engraved foot, plain three arm balance, chain fusée, turned baluster pillars, under dust cover, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, Arabic five minute divisions, fine gold hands, pierced and engraved inner case decorated throughout, small lever at three position for strike/no strike, outer case with finely painted oval enamel scene to the reverse depicting a young lady in the country playing her castanets, white enamel decorative border, surrounded by translucent blue enamel on guilloché background, the front and back rims similarly decorated with pearls, burgundy stones and translucent blue enamel decorative motifs, shaped five piece hinge, movement and dust cover signed and numbered
53 mm. diam.
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Please note that the image of the watch movement for this lot is incorrectly numbered 2040.
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