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Important Watches, Wristwatches and c...

Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

LOT 8

Daniel de St. Leu, Watchmaker to Her Majesty, London, No. 1357, made for the Islamic Market, circa 1815. Fine 18 ct. gold pair-cased, quarter striking clock watch.

C. Outer double body, the bezel pierced and engraved with a floral decoration, marked "J.P." (John Penny), the back engraved with a coat-ofarms, three crescent in pale on a military trophy and chased with a garland of leaves, the edge pierced and engraved with a floral decoration matching that of the bezel. Inner double body, bassine, the back pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage and flowers. D. White enamel with Turkish numerals. Gold "poker and beetle" hands. M. Gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass three armed balance, gilt brass English cock. Striking on a bell with strike-silent selection lever on the bezel. Signed on the dial and the back plate. In very good condition. Diam. 62 mm.

CHF 10,000 - 12,000