London, South Kensington
9 April 2003
WAGSTAFFE, A GOLD REPOUSSE PAIR CASED VERGE POCKET WATCH WITH CHATELAINE
signed Tho Wagstaffe London, No.6107, 1770.
gilt fusee movement with square baluster pillars, signed Tho Wagstaffe, London, 6107, finely pierced and engraved balance cock, flat three armed steel balance, diamond endstone, signed and numbered gilt dust cover, gold champleve dial signed Wagstaffe London, with Roman numerals and outer Arabic five minutes signed, blued steel beetle and poker hands, plain inner case with engraved inscription, repousse outer case decorated with a classical scene, gilt chatelaine with panelled scenes and symmetrical scroll decoration, inner case with London marks for 1770, dial, movement and dust cover signed, 50mm.
This lot is sold with custom made fish skin covered case. (2)
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Thomas Wagstaffe was an important maker between 1756-93.
Examples of his watches are found in many leading collections around the world, for example Metropolitan Museum of Art and Dennison Collection.
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