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Lot 4249: Pocket watch: exquisite gold/enamel verge watch repeater with diamonds, George Prior for the Ottoman market, ca. 1815 (NO LIVE FEE)
05 November 2016
Hamburg, Hamburg, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Ca. Ø 49 mm, ca. 97 g, 18 K gold, 3-part case, full of enamel and diamonds, opening button with big diamond, cambered rim, enamel painting 'harbour scene' on back, fine sound openings, bell, verge movement, repeating hours and quarters on bell, signed and numbered, fine quality with diamond endstone, Ottoman enamel dial, small hairlines, movement intact and with very good sound, enamel with very professional and invisible restoration, probably original gold key and high-class box. A comparable watch no. 41585, probably from the same year of production with nearly the same case was sold in auction 2004 for ca. 30,000 US$.
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