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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

LOT 87

COLSTON CHINESE MARKET STRIKING CLOCK WATCH GILT Colston, London. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1760. Very fine and rare, two-train, gilt-metal, hard stone and paste-set striking clockwatch.

Two-body, bassine, hinged, the bezel set with faceted red pastes, bands with foliate pierced and engraved sound frets, the back set with a domed polished agate panel within a faceted red paste border. Fixed gilt cuvette with sound holes and apertures for winding. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer dot minute divisions and Arabic five-minute numerals. Gilt poire hands. Hinged gilt full plate, baluster pillars, fusee and chain for the going train, verge escapement, flat balance spring, foliate pierced and engraved cLock, silver regulation dial, striking train with going barrel, countwheel and bell in the fixed cuvette. Movement signed.

HKD 24,000 - 40,000

USD 3,000 - 5,100 / CHF 3,100 - 5,200

Sold: HKD 52,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-25

Good

Chipped

Movement: 3**

Good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-71-06

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines

HANDS Partially replaced


Notes

DIAM. 55 mm.