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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 477

FINER & NOWLAND “CONSULAR” POCKET WATCH MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; 18K YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL, PEARLS AND DIAMOND

18K yellow gold and enamel, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Consular” pocket watch, gold guilloché (engine-turned) dial, made for the Chinese market. Purple flinqué (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) enamel case-back with a rosacea motif, with set, in the centre, a large diamond; case-back border and bezel set with half- pearls.

Brand Finer & Nowland, London

Year Circa 1810-1820

Movement No. 3 755

Calibre  16’’’, cylinder escapement

Case No. 2 149

Diameter 46 mm.

Signature Movement

HKD 48,000 - 60,000

CHF 5,950 - 7,950 / USD 6,000 - 8,000

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: HKD 17,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Finer & Nowland, London
Thomas Finer, watchmaker registered in London, 5 Hatton Garden, 1788-1800. Associated with Nowland at same address, 1800-1805, then, 48 High Holborn, 1808-1839.
Watches (with alarm) kept in the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, and in the late Major Chamberlain Collections.