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Geneva, Apr 20, 1996


George Prior, London, made for the Islamic Market, circa 1815. Very fine 18 ct. gold and enamel triple cased quarter repeating watch with original matching gold and enamel chain and crank key.

CHF 30,000 - 40,000

C. Outer double body, glazed, with scallop edge, the bezels with champleve enamel decoration. Double body second with scallop edge, bezels with champleve floral decoration, the back with a finely painted landscape of a bay with rocky mountains on the background, a village on the left, a sampan on the foreground. Inner double body, bassine, the back engraved with a bunch of flower, outer pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage, a large rose-diamond set on the pendant. D. White enamel with Turkish numerals. Blued steel "arrow" hands. M. Gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator, gilt brass cock with scrolled decoration and diamond end-stone. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant. Gilt brass dust cap. Signed on the dial and back plate. In excellent condition. Diam. 56 mm.

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Watches of this type in such a good condition are fairly rare, even more so when retaining the original chatelaine an key.