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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

LOT 346

EDWARD PRIOR, TRIPLE CASE, GOLD AND ENAMEL

MADE FOR THE ISLAMIC MARKET A very fine and rare, small, 18k gold and enamel, triple-cased pocket watch. Made for the Islamic market. Double body, glazed, with scalloped edge, the bezels with champlevé enamel decoration, diamond-set thumb piece. Middle: double body with scalloped edge, bezels with champlevé decoration, the back with a finely painted seaside landscape, a castle to the left, a vessel on the foreground.

Brand Edward Prior

Year Circa 1810

Numbers Movement N. 43865

Caliber 12'''

Dimensions 50 mm.

Signature Dial and Movement, with prestige London hallmark.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 12,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-24

Good

Slightly chipped

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-01

Good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Notes

Edward Prior was probably the son of John Prior of essfield, also a clockmaker. He and his brother George were among London's leading makers of watches for the Turkish and Islamic markets.