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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion (60 Lots)

by Sotheby's


60 lots with images

December 15, 2016

Live Auction

London, United Kingdom

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GEORGE SMITH | A RARE JACOBEAN GILT-METAL TAMBOUR CASED ALARM VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1610-15 

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate with engraved border, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved pinned-on balance cock and lyre-shaped foot, plain flat balance, ratchet and click set-up, blued steel stop work for alarm mechanism, striking on a bell to the inside case back, gut line fusee, pierced and engraved alarm barrel, round baluster pillars • signed George Smith• Dial: gilded border with engraved floral decoration, central gilded revolving dial with Arabic numerals similarly decorated having, on its outer edge in place of the 12 numeral, a fixed blued steel arrowhead pointer indicating time of day against a narrow applied silver Roman figured chapter ring, friction tight central double ended blued steel hand for setting the alarm against the Arabic numerals• Case: gilt-metal, the sides pierced and engraved with foliage and fantastical animal heads, the front cover later cut-out to hold a glass, back cover centred with a seeded rose, fixed pendant with acanthus leaf engraving, turned terminal

Condition Report: Movement running and alarm sounding at time of cataloguing. The balance, blued steel stop work, blued steel ratchet for ratchet and click set-up have been replaced as part of the watch's restoration since the watch's sale at Sotheby's in 2002. There is blank hole to the backplate just above blued steel alarm stop work. At the 2002 auction the 'bug' for time indication was lacking and has since been replaced with the arrowhead pointer, the alarm hand has also been replaced. The case with wear to the gilding, especially to the case back. The front cover has been reduced and cut to accommodate a glass with bosses to hold the glass in place, there are traces of engraved decoration to the underside of the bezel. Some warping around the bezel, cover will close but there is gaping between the bezel and case, glass is very loose."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JOHN SNOW, SALISBURY | A FINE AND EARLY SILVER AND GILT-METAL MOUNTED OVAL VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1630

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Description: • Movement: gilded oval full plate with engraved border, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved pinned-on balance cock and foot, flat balance, ratchet and click set-up, gut line fusee, baluster pillars, signed Jo Snow me fecit• Dial: gilded, applied narrow silver chapter ring with Roman numerals and trefoil half-hour divisions, the centre with engraved townscape, broad river and two sailing vessels, outer border engraved with scrolling foliage, flowers and fruit, cherub head above 12 o'clock, blued steel double ended hand with classical convex terminal to the head• Case: plain silver covers, the back with shuttered winding aperture, silver band engraved with two rabbits and strawberries, strawberry flowers and foliage against a hatched ground, the inside cover with a border of two palm stems, decoratively engraved gilded bezels, gilded fixed pendant and terminal, the flat pendant engraved and shaped With a brass crank key

Condition Report: Movement clean and in running order at time of cataloguing. Dial in good refreshed condition. Case covers with some rubbing, the bezels have some loss to their definition, however, the engraved decoration to the silver band remains clear with light rubbing. Front cover closes securely."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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WILLIAM PARTRIDGE | A FINE, RARE AND VERY SMALL GOLD AND POLYCHROME ENAMEL WATCH<br />CIRCA 1640

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, decoratively pierced and engraved screwed-on balance cock, ratchet and click set-up, plain balance, fusee and gut line, Egyptian pillars, signed Will. Partridge Fecit• Dial: gold, decorated with cloisonné and champlevé enamel flowers, foliage and geometric motifs against a white ground, chapter ring with Roman numerals and half hour divisions, double ended blued steel hand with foliate head• Case: case and bezel similarly decorated, pendant with green and blue enamel highlights

Condition Report: Movement clean and in running condition at time of cataloguing. Outer enamel ring to the dial with several areas of repair and restoration and with hairlines, some restoration to enamel at dial's centre."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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WILLIAM JUDD | A RARE AND SMALL SILVER VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1645-50

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Description: •Movement: gilded full plate with engraved border, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved silver screw-set balance cock and foot, flat balance, worm and wheel set-up, fusee and gut line, early Egyptian pillars, signed William Judd fecit• Dial: silver, engraved with foliage and flowers, chapter ring with Roman numerals and quarter hour divisions, double ended blued steel hand• Case: silver, the covers with engraved scenes: to the front the Adoration of the Magi, to the back the Presentation to the Temple Elders, the bezels and band with scrolling floral decoration, two heads in profile either side of the plain pendant, short terminal to base

Condition Report: Movement will just run for short periods at time of cataloguing. Repair to the backplate just beneath the 'Judd' of the signature. Dial in good refreshed condition with some losses to the black wax infill. Case with some rubbing to the engraved decoration but generally scenes remain clear, there is a crack to the case either side of the pendant."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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NATHANIEL BARROW, LONDON | AN EXCEPTIONAL SILVER ASTRONOMICAL ALARM VERGE WATCH WITH INDICATIONS FOR DATE, MONTHS WITH SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC, DAY WITH RULING PLANET, LUNAR DATE, MOON-PHASES AND PLANET HOUR IN LATER SHAGREEN OUTER PROTECTIVE CASE<br />CIRCA 1665

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, pierced and floral engraved screw-set balance cock and foot, worm and wheel set-up, blued steel stop work visible to the backplate, decoratively pierced alarm barrel, striking on a bell to the inside case back, fusee and gut line, early tulip pillars, signed Nathaniel Barrow, London• Dial: gilded dial with stippled ground, upper dial with central revolving disc indicating the date via a blued steel bug, turned blued steel hand indicating month with corresponding signs of the Zodiac and dates in each month upon which the signs of the Zodiac commence according to the Julian calendar, lower dial with Roman numerals and quarter hour divisions, the time indicated by a blued steel bug on the inner rotating ring, short blued steel hand indicating the alarm time against the Arabic numerals, fan-form aperture indicating days of the week with corresponding allegorical figures, three apertures to the right for moon phases with time of moon rise above and moon age below  • Cases: silver inner case, the back with engraved pastoral scene above and a gentleman and lady in the lower foreground with Cupid to their right, the band pierced for sound emission and engraved with flowers and foliage and two dogs' heads beneath the plain pendant, split bezel for glass retention, later specially made 18th century shagreen outer case

Condition Report: Movement not running at time of cataloguing but is clean and appears to be complete, fusee winds, alarm sounds loud and clear. Dial in good refreshed condition. Decoration to case retains good definition overall, perhaps one small flower head is missing from the pierced decoration to the band. Shagreen outer case with small split to bezel below pendant."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JOHN KNIBB, OXFORD | A RARE SILVER AND TORTOISESHELL PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br />EARLY 1680s

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with a bird of paradise amongst scrolling foliage, flat balance with spring, silver regulator disc, fusee and chain, tulip pillars, signed John Knibb att Oxon• Dial: silver champlevé dial, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring with further gilt ring above, rosette to the centre, blued steel tulip and poker hands• Cases: plain silver inner case, the back with shuttered winding aperture, ring pendant and bow, split bezel for glass retention, case maker's mark SB (Samuel Bowtell) and numbered 56 • outer case with under-painted tortoiseshell inlaid with silver stems, leaves, rondels and engraved silver flowers, birds and possibly vine leaves

Condition Report: The movement appears to be in good clean condition and is running at the time of cataloguing. Dial in refreshed condition with light scuffs to the ground. Minor light depresssion to the band of the inner case. Cracks to the tortoiseshell, mainly to the bezel."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JOHN WILLS, LONDON | A FINE SILVER AND TORTOISESHELL PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1685

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, pierced and engraved balance cock decorated with a bird and symmetrical foliage, balance with spring, silver regulator plate, fusee and chain, tulip pillars • signed John Wills, London• Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, inner half hour divisions, blued steel tulip and poker hands, cartouches to the centre signed Wills, London• Case: plain polished silver inner case with winding aperture, split bezel for glass retention, indistinct maker's mark • tortoiseshell outer case with applied pierced and engraved silver decoration depicting an allegorical figure amongst scrolling foliage inhabited by birds, a winged putto below, silver pin work to the bezels

Condition Report: The movement clean and is running at the time of cataloguing. The dial in good refreshed condition with some scuffs. Multiple small indentations around the band to the inner case. Outer case with cracks and losses to the tortoiseshell, some silver pins missing."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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RICHARD BAKER, LONDON | AN HOUR STRIKING TWO-TRAIN VERGE CLOCK WATCH IN LATER GILT-METAL AND LEATHER COVERED SINGLE <br />CASE<br />MOVEMENT CIRCA 1695 CASE LATE 18TH CENTURY

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, balance arms shaped to accommodate going train's winding square to extend through the decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, balance spring, silver regulation disc and locking plate, fusee and chain, tulip and baluster pillars, pierced and engraved striking barrel and blued steel gate, striking the hours on a bell to the inside case back, signed Richard Baker, London• Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals, inner half hour divisions, outer Arabic minute ring, centre with crown, lion and unicorn taken from the Royal Arms, two semi-circular banners signed Baker, London, tulip and poker blued steel hands• Case: later single leather covered gilt-metal case, bezels front and back with decorative roundels to allow sound emission, shuttered winding apertures to back for going and striking trains

Condition Report: Movement running and striking loud and clear at time of cataloguing. Bell scratch signed Drury, Dial in attractive overall condition retaining good definition, some scuffing, some small losses to the black pitch/wax infill. Outer case with some wear to the gilding and rubbing to the leather covering."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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WILLIAM BERTRAM, LONDON | A FINE AND LARGE SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1700, NO. 555

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock decorated with a bird, foliage and a basket of fruit, silver regulator plate with blued steel centre and decorative gilded pointer in the form of a hand, fusee and chain, tulip pillars, signed Will Bertram, London• Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals, fleur-de-lys half hour divisions, outer Arabic minute ring, gilded outer border, blued steel tulip and poker hands, elaborate central cartouches, signed Bertram, London  • Cases: plain inner case, the back with winding aperture, split bezel for glass retention, plain outer case, both cases with maker's mark WB incuse, probably for William Bertram, inner case numbered 555

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing and appears to be in good clean condition. Dial with light scuffs, some additions to the black wax infill. Inner case with some denting and repairs around the pendant visible to the inside, slight depression to the case band, outer case retains good definition with a few minor indentations."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JAMES LEICESTER, STRAND | A FINE SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH HIGHLY UNUSUAL PILLARS<br />CIRCA 1714, NO. 111

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved silver masked balance cock, flat steel three-arm balance with spring, highly unusual pillars each faced with a silver crowned portrait bust flanked by the letters 'GR' and with gilt fluting above and below, fusee and chain, signed and numbered Ja. Leicester, Strand, 111  • Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring below, outer gilded ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, the centre with two cartouches flanked by a Lion and Unicorn and a crown above, signed Leicester, London• Cases: plain silver cases, the inner with winding aperture to back and stirrup pendant, each with a decorative monogram to their inside backs reading 'PNMS', each with case maker's mark IW with a coronet above for John Willoughby or Wightman

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing and in clean condition, small scuffs and scratches to the backplate, Dial in good refreshed condition, some re-filling of the black wax/pitch. The inner case with light scuffs and scratches, slight depression around the band and some small indentations, signs of repair to the pendant to the inside case back. Outer case with light marks and scuffs and with minor indentations. Covers close securely."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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THOMAS TOMPION, LONDON | A FINE SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1698, NO. 2628

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, steel three arm balance and hairspring, silver regulator plate, fusee and chain, tulip pillars • signed and numbered Tho. Tompion, London, 2628• Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel tulip and poker hands, outer gilded ring, cartouches to the dial centre, the upper having putti holding garlands of flowers, signed Tompion, London• Cases: plain silver inner case, the back with shuttered winding aperture, split bezels for glass retention, stirrup bow and pendant, inner case with maker's mark incuse IB with coronet above for John Banbury and numbered 2628 • plain silver outer case with square hinge and maker's mark AD possibly for Abraham Dearmer and scratch numbered 2628

Condition Report: Movement clean and in running order at time of cataloguing. Dial in good refreshed condition. Inner case with small marks and scuffs, minor depression to the band, outer case with minor scuffs. Inner case cover closes securely, catch to outer case slightly loose."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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THOMAS TOMPION, LONDON | AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SILVER VERGE ALARM WATCH<br />CIRCA 1698, NO. 95

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Description: • Movement:gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, steel three-arm balance with spring, stop work for alarm visible to the backplate, decoratively pierced and engraved alarm barrel, striking on a bell to the inside case back, fusee and chain, tulip pillars, signed and numbered Tho. Tompion, London, 95• Dial: silver champlevé dial, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel poker minute hand and double ended tulip hour hand, the tail for alarm indication upon central alarm disc, outer gilded ring, winding for alarm between 7 and 8 o'clock and for going at 3 o'clock• Case: silver case, the band with engraved decoration of scrolling foliage inhabited by birds and pierced for sound emission, engraved townscape beneath the pendant, a grotesque mask to the base, split bezel for glass retention, plain back, stirrup bow, maker's mark WA incuse probably for William Achurch, lacking outer case  

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing and alarm sounding. Dial with light scuffs and scratches to the surface some infilling to the black wax/pitch of the numerals. Case with light scuffs and scratches, the decoration to the band retains good overall definition, cover closes securely."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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THOMAS TOMPION & EDWARD BANGER | A RARE AND EXTREMELY FINE SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br /> CIRCA 1704, NO. 3842

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, pierced and engraved balance cock decorated with scrolling foliage and a bird with outstretched wings, a winged mask to the base, flat steel three-arm balance with spring, fusee and chain, Egyptian pillars, signed T. Tompion, E. Banger, London No. 3842• Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel tulip and poker hands, outer gilded ring, cartouches to the dial centre, the upper having putti holding garlands of flowers, signed Tompion, Banger, London• Case: plain silver inner case, split bezel for glass retention, the back with shuttered winding aperture, stirrup bow and pendant • plain outer case with square hinge, the bezel with inner chamfer • both cases with maker's mark WS with coronet above for William Sherwood senior, both cases numbered 3842

Condition Report: Movement running and appears to be in good clean condition at time of cataloguing. Dial in clean refreshed condition. Inner case with light scuffs and some minor depressions. Outer case with light marks and scuffs. Case covers close securely."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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THOMAS TOMPION, LONDON | AN IMPORTANT GOLD PAIR CASED QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH<br /> 1708-1709, NO. 307

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved balance cock, flat steel three-arm balance with spring, the balance with pierced ruby bearings to top and bottom and with polished countersinks above and below, diamond endstone, further diamond endstone in dovetail piece to bottom potence, unusual gilt-brass screw-set cap to cock, fusee and chain, Egyptian and round baluster pillars, repeating with two polished steel hammers on a bell to the inside of the case, signed and numbered T. Tompion, London, 307• Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, cartouches to the dial centre, the upper having putti holding garlands of flowers, signed Tompion, London• Cases: gold inner with pierced band for sound emission decoratively engraved with foliage inhabited by birds, a pastoral scene beneath the pendant and a pair of trumpeting angels either side of a scene of a fisherman beside a lake at the base, stirrup bow and plunge pendant, numbered 307, hallmarked 1708 and with maker's mark WS incuse for William Sherwood • gold outer case, the back with decoratively pierced decoration engraved with foliage, birds, dolphins, a grotesque mask, a classical head, two winged putti either side of a pastoral scene by the thumb piece, two winged half figures either side of a scene of a fisherman beside a lake at the square hinge, bezel further pierced and engraved with foliage and birds, pulse piece to the band by 5 o'clock, hallmarked 1709 and with maker's mark WS incuse for William Sherwood       

Condition Report: Movement running and repeating at time of cataloguing, pulse piece does not appear to be working. Bell probably replaced. The three blank holes at the edge of the backplate were presumably originally for retaining a dust ring around the movement which is now lacking (see Tompion no. 328) in this sale. Dial in refreshed condition with light scuffs and some light scratches. Case with light scratches and indentations, solder repair to the pierced decoration below 6 o'clock, some rubbing to engraved decoration but this generally remains clear. Outer case with light scuffs and scratches and some shallow indentations, some rubbing and some loss of definition to engraved decoration."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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THOMAS TOMPION | A RARE QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH IN LATER GILT-METAL AND SHAGREEN SINGLE CASE<br /> CIRCA 1710, NO. 328

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, steel three-arm balance and hairspring, silver regulator plate, fusee and chain, Egyptian and round baluster pillars, screw-set gilt-metal dust ring, repeating with two polished steel hammers to a bell within the case • signed and numbered Tho. Tompion, London, 328• Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, cartouches to the dial centre, the upper having putti holding garlands of flowers, signed Tompion, London• Case: later gilt-metal and shagreen mounted single case, the back with pierced roundels for sound emission to the band, bezel with decorative pin work With a short chain and crank key

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing but repeating work just operational but very sluggish. Some deep knurling, denting and scratching to the movement top plate at 8 o'clock and 10 o'clock. Dial in refreshed condition with light scuffs and scratches. The bell scratch dated: Dwerrihouse June 13, 1786, Sept 14th 1787, August 5 1788, March 19, 1792. Dial in refreshed condition with some slight losses to black wax/pitch infill. Some splits and repairs to shagreen covering, rubbing to gilding."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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HENRY JONES, LONDON | A FINE GOLD VERGE WATCH WITH CONTEMPORARY REPLACEMENT OUTER CASE<br /> INNER CASE 1690 OUTER CASE 1699        

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, balance with spring, serpent indication to regulator scale, fusee and chain, tulip pillars, signed Henry Jones, London• Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals, inner half hour divisions, outer Arabic minute ring, central spiral of leaves, blued steel tulip hour hand and tapered poker minute hand• Cases: plain gold inner, the back with shuttered winding aperture, London hallmarks for 1690 and with maker's mark ID incuse for James Delander • outer case a contemporary replacement with monogram to the back, bezels with stylised leaf form decoration, hallmarked 1699 and with maker's mark incuse WI with coronet above for John Wightman

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing, winding and hand setting operational. Scratch numbered to the backplate: 608. Dial in good overall condition with a few light scuffs. Inner case with some slight depressions, signs of pendant repair to inside of case, inside case back scratch numbered 608. Decoration to outer case remains clear, some slight depressions. Hinges working well and covers close securely."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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PETER GARON, LONDON | AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND VERY LARGE 8-DAY PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH DATE<br />CIRCA 1700, NO. 481

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock with scrolling foliage inhabited by a bird with outstretched wings, dolphins and two birds’ head streamers to the base, the broad and large cock foot with a half-figure holding a basket of fruit upon her head, plain three arm balance with spring, fusee and chain with large barrel and high count train providing long duration, worm setup below the barrel, tulip and round baluster pillars, signed and numbered Peter Garon, London, 481• Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, date aperture with gilded disc by 3 o'clock, blued steel tulip and poker hands, outer gilded ring, cartouche to the centre signed Garon, banner beneath signed London, a winged putto below• Case: plain silver inner case with ring pendant • outer case with intricate engraved decorative scheme consisting of scrolls, swags, grotesque masks within acanthus leaves, a pair of exotic birds, two putti either side of the central reserve containing a scene of Orpheus charming the animals with his music, band decorated with grapes and vine leaves, front bezel with acanthus leaves and 4 cherub heads • both cases with maker's mark AR conjoined in a cameo for Adam Roumieu

Condition Report: Movement running and appears to be in good clean condition at time of cataloguing, date ring also advancing. Dial in good refreshed condition with some re-filling of black pitch to numerals. Inner case with light scuffs and scratches, slight depression to the band, repair to pendant visible to inside of case. Outer case with some loss of definition to the central scene, however, composition is still clear to see and the surrounding decoration retains good definition."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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DANIEL QUARE, LONDON | A RARE SILVER PAIR CASED EARLY QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1705, NO. 237

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Description: Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock, flat three-arm balance with spring, fusee and chain, gilt metal dust ring, polished steel hammers repeating on a bell to the inside case back, round baluster pillars, signed and numbered D. Quare, London, 237Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, outer gilded ring, fan-form aperture for regulation, the central cartouches with scrolling foliage to the borders, signed Quare, LondonCase: silver case, the band with engraved decoration of scrolling foliage inhabited by birds and pierced for sound emission, a lakeside townscape beneath the pendant, grotesque mask to the base, stirrup bow, case maker's mark WI incuse for William Jaques and numbered 237 • silver outer case with symmetrically arranged pierced roundels of varying sizes to front and back bezels, pulse piece to the band between 6 and 7 o'clock, maker's mark AR conjoined in cameo for Adam Roumieu and scratch numbered 237With an 18th century cut steel chatelaine, with seal, hinged crank key and later brass key

Condition Report: Movement not running and not repeating, mainspring appears to have gone but movement appears to be otherwise complete, pendant is depressed. Dial with tarnishing and some light scuffs and scratches. Inner case with light scuffs and scratches, a couple of minor and small indentations to the back, outer case with rubbing and some loss of definition to some of the roundels, light scuffs and scratches."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JAMES BANKS, NOTTINGHAM | A VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH DIFFERENTIAL DIAL<br />CIRCA 1705

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, balance cock decoratively pierced and engraved with foliage and birds and an oval reserve signed J Banks, Nottinghm, fusee and chain, crested Egyptian pillars• Dial: silver champlevé differential dial, inner revolving hour disk, outer Arabic minute ring, embossed and chased band between with trophies of war, all against a stippled ground, single blued steel poker minute hand, signed within a banner I. Banks, Nottingham• Case: plain silver inner case, stirrup bow and pendant, inner case with maker's mark T.P within a cameo, cast/embossed outer case with allegorical scene of The Triumph of Love below the Latin inscription: "Amoris tela omnium querela", hinged with shaped end joints

Condition Report: Movement running and appears to be in good clean condition at time of cataloguing. Dial in refreshed condition with light scuffs. Inner case with light marks and scratches and with denting to the band and some dents to the case back, some rubbing to the scene of the outer case."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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DANIEL QUARE, LONDON | A RARE SILVER PAIR CASED EARLY QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1705, NO. 253

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Description: Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock, flat three-arm balance with spring, fusee and chain, polished steel hammers repeating on a bell to the inside case back, round baluster pillars, signed and numbered D. Quare, London, 253• Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, outer gilded ring, fan-form aperture and female square for regulation, cartouches with scrolling foliage to the borders, signed Quare, London• Case: silver case, the band with engraved decoration of scrolling foliage inhabited by birds and pierced for sound emission, numbered 253 beneath the pendant, a grotesque mask to the base, rope twist bow, case maker's mark possibly WI[?] for William Jaques (partially obscured by winding hole) and numbered 253 • silver outer case with symmetrically arranged pierced roundels of varying sizes to front and back bezels, pulse piece to the band between 7 and 8 o'clock, maker's mark WG incuse for William Ginn

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing, repeating work is striking but needs attention as is not in sync. Dial in refreshed condition with light scuffs and scratches. Decoration to inner case band remains clear and well-defined, the maker's mark to the inside case back beneath the bell is partially obliterated by the winding hole, the 'W' of the maker's mark is visible but the second letter is cut off by the hole but is likely to be "WI" which is in fact the same maker's mark for the inner case of Quare no. 237 another alarm watch. Roundels to outer case in good overall condition, some minor indentations to the case."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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DANIEL QUARE, LONDON | A VERY RARE GOLD TWO-TRAIN CLOCK WATCH<br />1687, NO. 533

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved masked balance cock, flat steel balance with spring, fusee and chain, tulip and round baluster pillars, pierced and engraved barrel to the striking train, numbered silver locking plate to the backplate, striking a bell to the inside back, blued steel gate, signed and numbered D. Quare, London, 533• Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring below, outer Arabic minute ring, rosette to the dial centre, all against a stippled ground, blued steel tulip hour and straight minute hand• Case: gold, the back with symmetrically arranged decoration on a matt ground, centred with a rosette beneath a bird of paradise resting on swags and with outstretched wings, the whole surrounded by flowers, foliage and garlands, winding apertures for going and striking trains, the band pierced for sound emission and decoratively engraved with flowers, foliage, dolphins, foxes and birds, plain ring pendant and bow, the inside back with London hallmarks for 1687 and maker's mark ND conjoined incuse with dot beneath for Nathaniel Delander, lacking outer case

Condition Report: Movement running for short periods at time of cataloguing, striking operational and is loud and clear - the hands are currently one hour out to the strike. Dial in good refreshed condition. Decoration to the case remains clear and is in attractive overall condition with some slight indentations to the band. The ring for the pendant is a replacement."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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FROMANTEEL & CLARKE | A FINE SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1710

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock with birds, foliage and flowers, flat three-arm balance with spring, fusee and chain, Egyptian pillars, signed Fromanteel & Clarke• Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half-hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, aperture for the date at 6 o'clock, outer gilded ring, tulip and poker hands, the centre pierced, chased and engraved with flowers and foliage, a grotesque head and a bird at 12 o'clock, a feeding squirrel at 3 o'clock, signed Fromanteel & Clarke• Cases: plain polished silver inner case with winding aperture, plain polished silver outer case with squared hinge and deep chamfer to the bezel • case maker's mark ID with coronet above (probably James or John Delander) 

Condition Report: The movement is running at the time of cataloguing and the date also advancing, in clean condition with some scratches to the backplate. Dial in good refreshed condition with some light scuffs. Inner case with light scuffs and slight depression to the band. Outer case with light scuffs and some minor indentations. Covers close securely."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JOHN BROCKHURST, LONDON | A FINE SILVER SINGLE CASED VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1710

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with foliage inhabited by birds and dolphins, flat three-arm balance with spring, fusee and chain, Egyptian pillars, signed J Brockhurst, London• Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half-hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, outer gilded ring, beetle and poker hands, the centre with gilded chased and engraved decoration of a lion and a unicorn, with two apertures surrounded by floral swags and signed on a blued steel plate Brockhurst, London• Case: plain polished single silver case, the back with shuttered winding aperture, stirrup bow and pendant

Condition Report: Movement clean and in running order at time of cataloguing. Dial in attractive refreshed condition. Case with light scuffs and scratches and some indentations to the back."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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DANIEL QUARE, LONDON | A FINE SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br /> CIRCA 1710, NO. 3762

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, large and elaborate pierced and decoratively engraved balance cock symmetrically arranged with a pair of birds and dolphin heads amidst scrolling foliage, a female head at the neck, flat steel three-arm balance with spring, fusee and chain, crested Egyptian pillars, signed and numbered D. Quare, London, 3762• Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring below, outer Arabic minute ring, outer gilt ring, female square above aperture with calibrated blued steel disc for regulation, winding aperture at 3 o'clock, blued steel tulip hour hand, the poker minute hand stepped to clear winding square, the centre chased and engraved with a lion and unicorn with central cartouche signed Quare• Cases: plain silver inner, stirrup pendant and bow, case maker's mark WI incuse for William Jaques and numbered 3762 • silver outer case with square hinge, the back centred with a complex engraved monogram, case maker's mark WG incuse probably for William Ginn

Condition Report: Movement clean and running at time of cataloguing. Dial in refreshed condition with light scuffs and scratches. Inner case with light scuffs, inside back with signs of repair to the pendant, slight depression to the band, Outer case with light scuffs, case back with some light rubbing to the the monogram."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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GEORGE GRAHAM, LONDON | A VERY FINE GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH DATE<br />CIRCA 1713, NO. 4580

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved balance cock with classical female head at the neck, flat three-arm balance with spring, fusee and chain, Egyptian pillars, signed and numbered Geo. Graham, London, 4580• Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, aperture for date above 6 o'clock, banners to the dial centre surrounded by floral swags and signed Graham, London• Cases: plain gold inner case, the back with shuttered winding aperture, stirrup pendant and bow, rubbed hallmarks for London 1713 or 1714, maker's mark WS incuse for William Sherwood • plain outer case with maker's mark IW incuse probably for John Willoughby 

Condition Report: Movement not running at time of cataloguing but appears to be complete and is in clean condition, the date is advancing correctly. Dial in very good refreshed condition. Hallmarks to both cases are very rubbed. The inner case with light indentations and signs of repair to the inside for the pendant and the winding aperture. The outer case with light indentations and solder repairs to the inner edge of the rim to the outer back."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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GEORGE GRAHAM, LONDON | AN EXTREMELY FINE GOLD PAIR CASED QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE BY ISHMAEL PARBURY AND BROWN SHAGREEN OUTER PROTECTIVE CASE<br />1733, NO. 679

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, cylinder escapement with brass wheel, decoratively pierced and floral engraved balance cock with a head at the foot, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, turned cylindrical pillars, two polished steel hammers repeating on a bell to the inside case back, signed and numbered Geo. Graham, London, 679, gilt-metal dust cap signed Geo. Graham, London and scratch numbered • Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, all against a stippled ground, two central cartouches signed Graham, London, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: gold inner, pierced for sound emission and engraved with scrolling foliage, a mask to the base, numbered 679 beneath the pendant, the back with winding aperture and centred with an engraved rosette, hallmarked 1733 with maker's mark IW with star above for John Ward and numbered 679 • gold outer case with repoussé scene depicting the Judgement of Hercules, signed Parbury beneath the scene, outside the symmetric cartouche two devil masks by the push piece and hinge and four subsidiary cartouches between pierced panels each with an animal's head - a lion, a boar, a bull and a stag, the front bezel with four further animals - a three-headed dog (Cerebus) a serpent, a water monster and an eagle, pulse piece to the bezel between 5 and 6 o'clock • gilt-metal and brown shagreen outer protective case with gold piqué work to the edges With a short chain and ratchet key

Condition Report: Movement running and repeating, the pulse piece also working correctly. Dial in good condition. Inner case in good overall condition with clear definition to the engraved decoration. The repoussé outer case in very good condition with clear definition to the scene and surrounding panels, some minor light rubbing to the most most exposed areas. The leather covered outer protective case with some small indentations, overall pin work in good condition, approximately 5 pins missing around the thumb piece and a further pin missing below the pendant."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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GEORGE GRAHAM, LONDON | A FINE GOLD QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH LATER REPOUSSE OUTER CASE<br />1739, NO. 795 REPOUSSE CASE CIRCA 1760

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, cylinder escapement, pierced winged masked balance cock engraved with foliage, flat three-arm balance, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, two polished steel hammers repeating on a bell to the inside case back, signed G. Graham London 795• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: gold inner case the back with winding aperture and centre with an engraved rosette, pierced band for sound emission engraved with scrolling foliage and flowers, a grotesque mask to the base, pulse piece to the bezel between 5 and 6 o'clock, numbered 795 beneath the pendant, hallmarked 1739 with maker's mark JW script with incuse star above for John Ward • later gold outer case with repoussé scene of Aeneas departing from Dido, the bezels pierced and chased with shell and scrollwork between panels of pierced and engraved foliage

Condition Report: Movement not running but appears to be complete, the repeating work is operational and sounding loud and clear and pulse piece is also operational. Dial in good condition. Inner case with light scuffs and scratches, decoration retains good definition. The scene to the outer case with some light rubbing to most exposed areas, some cracks and small repairs and one or two tiny losses to the pierced decoration of the bezel."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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DANIEL QUARE & STEPHEN HORSEMAN, LONDON | A VERY FINE GOLD QUARTER REPEATING PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br /> CIRCA 1719, NO. 991

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved balance cock with a shell at the neck, flat three-arm balance with spring, fusee and chain, turned pillars, polished steel hammers repeating on a bell to the inside case back, signed and numbered Quare & Horseman, London, 991, gilt metal dust cap signed Quare & Horseman, London• Dial: gold champlevé dial, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring below, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, the centre with banners signed Quare & Horseman, London• Cases: gold inner case pierced for sound emission and decoratively engraved with foliage inhabited by birds and dolphins, a youth's head to the base, possibly Phoebus Apollo, numbered 991 beneath the pendant, beneath the bell with maker's mark SL.IL for Sarah Jaques and John Lee and numbered 991 • gold outer case, the pierced band composed of four pierced and chased panels interspersed by four portrait busts one possibly representing Homer, the bezel with four floral medallions between pierced panels, plain central reserve surrounded by embossed shells, flowers, grapes and scrolls, pulse piece to the bezel between 6 and 7 o'clock, maker's mark struck three times AR conjoined in outline cameo, probably for Adam Roumieu the Younger  

Condition Report: Movement running and repeating at time of cataloguing, pulse piece also activating correctly. Dial in refreshed condition with some re-filling of the black wax/pitch. Inner case with light scuffs/scratches. Engraved decoration with some light rubbing but definition to the features remains good. Outer case with some light scuffs and some rubbing to the decoration but generally decorative scheme remains clear."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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SIMON DE CHARMES, LONDON | A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED HALF QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE BY JOHN VALENTINE HAIDT<br />CIRCA 1730

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, pierced and engraved masked balance cock with foliate scrolls inhabited by two dolphins’ heads, plain flat balance, repeating on a bell to the inside case back, rounded baluster pillars • silver dust cap • movement and dust cap signed S De Charmes, London, bell scratch signed Drury• Dial: later white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: gold inner case with band pierced and engraved with scrolls of foliage inhabited by birds, grotesque mask to the base, townscape beneath the pendant, the centre of the back with an engraved flower and aperture for winding, maker's mark IL for John Lee • outer case with repoussé scene depicting Apollo, the sun god and the four seasons: Flora with infant for Spring; Ceres, Summer; Bacchus, Autumn; and Saturn as Winter within a symmetric cartouche, four subsidiary scenes outside the central cartouche depict putti and alternate with pierced panels with scrolling foliage, shells and dolphins’ heads, the bezel with alternating scenes of birds and rabbits and with pierced foliate scrolls, maker's mark SG beneath a fish incuse for Stephen Goujon, repoussé signed J.V. Haidt at the base of the scene

Condition Report: Movement running when wound at the time of cataloguing. Repeater striking but not slightly sluggish and half quarters not all sounding. Dial likely later, hands in good condition. Inner case with scuffs throughout as to be expected. Some tarnishing around the inside of the outer case back repousse in very good condition with good detail and definition."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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DAVID HUBERT, LONDON | A FINE AND RARE PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE ATTRIBUTED TO FOURESTIER<br />1737, NO. 2581

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock, plain flat three-arm balance, fusee and chain, square baluster pillars, movement signed and numbered D. Hubert, London, 2581• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: plain gold inner case, winding aperture to rear, with maker's mark AR or AP conjoined incuse possibly for Adam Roumieu junior with London hallmark for 1737, and scratch numbered 2581 to inner bezel, outer case with repoussé scene depicting Cybele, the Earth goddess, flanked by lions, begging for the Sun's return within a symmetrical cartouche of shell, scroll work and foliage against a stippled ground and masked at the north and south, signed FFF possibly for François Fourestier Fecit, bezel similarly decorated

Condition Report: movement working when wound at the time of cataloguing. dial with small damage to 6 by the catch, otherwise in good condition, hands too in good condition. Inner case with minor scratches and scuff throughout, some of denting to the band just beneath the centre of the case back. outer case condition very good, with the repousse and embossing retaining excellent detail, perhaps some slight rubbing to the most prominent features."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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NATHANIEL DELANDER, LONDON | A FINE SILVER SINGLE CASED TWO-TRAIN ALARM VERGE WATCH<br />1740, NO. 285

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Description: •Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, flat steel three-arm balance, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, the alarm train with standing barrel, acting on a bell to the inside of case back, signed and numbered Delander, London, 285•Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between and to the ring beneath, outer Arabic minute ring, inner rotating alarm disc with female setting square at 6 o'clock, winding apertures for the going at 8 and alarm at 4 o'clock, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: silver single case, the back engraved with the Arms of James Helsby and Latin motto: "En Dieu est Mon Esperance" above inscription “James Helsby, Gent”, the band pierced for sound emission and engraved with scrolling foliage and three grotesque masks at the quarters, a shell by the thumb-piece, the bezel similarly pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage, stirrup pendant and bow, hallmarked 1740   With two modern keys for winding and alarm setting. 

Condition Report: Movement not running at time of cataloguing but appears to be complete and is fully wound. Alarm is sounding loud and clear. Dial in good overall condition. Case with some rubbing to the decoration but generally the decoration is clear."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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ANDREW DICKIE, EDINBURGH | A RARE GOLD HALF QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH THE MAGNIFICENT ASSOCIATED OUTER CASE WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL SCENE ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE MICHAEL MOSER<br />1756, NO. 2045

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, cylinder escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, two polished steel hammers repeating on a bell to the inside back, gilt metal dust cap, movement and dust cap signed and numbered Andw. Dickie, Edinburgh, 2045• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: gold inner, the back with winding aperture, an engraved lily flower to the centre, the band pierced for sound emission and engraved with scrolling foliage, a grotesque mask to the base, a pastoral scene beneath the pendant, hallmarked 1756 • the associated gold outer case with polychrome enamel painted scene depicting Alexander the Great Crowning Roxana, surrounded by an embossed cartouche, the band and bezel pierced for sound emission and engraved with scrolling foliage, a snake wound around the push piece

Condition Report: Movement not running or repeating at time of cataloguing but appears to be complete. The watch is currently fully wound. Dial with a couple of feint hairlines running from the centre, small chip with repair to the opening catch at 6 o'clock. Outer case associated and pulse piece on the incorrect signed. Enamel scene to case back in wonderful condition. The chased and engraved decoration also in excellent condition with crisp detailing."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JOHN ELLICOTT, LONDON | A VERY FINE AND RARE PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE BY HENRY MANLY<br />1756, NO. 4313

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock inhabited by dolphins’ heads, plain flat balance, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, regulation indicated by an engraved hand pointing to the regulator plate, square pillars flanked by scrollwork • gilt metal dust cap, movement and dust cap signed and numbered Ellicott, London, 4313• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, gold filigree hands• Cases: plain gold inner, the back with winding aperture, hallmarked London 1756 and with maker's mark JB incuse for possibly John Barrow or John Beesley and numbered 4313 • outer with repoussé scene depicting the Continence of Scipio within an asymmetric cartouche surrounded by shell and scroll work interspersed with flowers against a stippled ground, the bezel similarly decorated, repoussé signed Manly fec

Condition Report: Movement not running at the time of cataloguing. Dial with hairline cracks, hands in good condition though maybe later. Inner case with scuffs throughout as to be expected, outer case remains clear and defined, repousse with significant detail."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JAMES GRANTHAM, LONDON | A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH HIGH RELIEF REPOUSSE SCENE <br />1761, NO. 3835

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, plain flat balance, fusee and chain, square baluster pillars • movement signed and numbered Ja. Grantham, London, 3835• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer arcaded Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: plain gold inner case with London hallmarks for 1761, case maker's mark IW incuse possibly for either John Watkins or John Wright • outer case with high relief repoussé scene depicting the Continence of Scipio within an asymmetrical cartouche, the bezels interspersed with flowers, foliage and scroll work against a stippled ground, case maker's mark IW incuse possibly for either John Watkins or John Wright

Condition Report: Movement with wind but is not running at the time of cataloguing. dial and hands in good condition, dial with minor chipping around the catch at 6, but closing securely. Outer case with scuffs and scratches throughout, as to be expected. Outer case repousse scene and decoration bright and defined, signs of some repair to figures in scene. Joint tight and case securing firmly."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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ELLICOTT, LONDON | A VERY FINE GOLD PAIR CASED REPOUSSE CYLINDER WATCH<br />1763, NO. 5152

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate movement, cylinder escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved balance cock, flat three-arm balance, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, gilt-metal dust cap, movement and dust cap signed and numbered Ellicott, London 5152    •  Dial: white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: plain gold inner, the back with aperture for winding, stirrup pendant and bow, hallmarked 1763 and numbered 5151 with maker's mark HT incuse probably for either Henry Cleaver Taylor or Henry Teague • gold outer repoussé case, the back with chased and engraved radiating flower, the front bezel with flowers and scrolls

Condition Report: The watch in lovely overall condition. Movement running and appears to be in good clean condition. Dial in good condition. Both cases also in good condition with clear definition to the repousse decoration, hinges tight and covers closing flush and securely. The consecutive numbering of movement and case is almost certainly an original workshop error."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JOHN RAYMOND, LONDON | A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE<br />1771, NO. 3390

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock with foliate scrolls inhabited by a bird, regulation indicated by an engraved hand pointing at the numbered regulation plate, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, square baluster pillars, movement signed John Raymond, London, No. 3390• Dial: white enamel dial, Roman numerals, Arabic outer minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: plain gold inner case, winding aperture to rear, with London hallmarks for 1771 and maker's mark IW incuse possibly for either John Watkins or John Wright, outer case with repoussé scene depicting Hades, his wife Persephone, the three-headed hound Cerberus, Orpheus and his lover Eurydice within an asymmetric cartouche surrounded by scrollwork and flowers and foliage against a stippled ground, bezel with scrollwork against a stippled ground

Condition Report: movement will run when wound at the time of cataloguing. dial and hands in god condition, small hairline cracks 5 & 6 and 8 & 9. Inner case with scuffs and scratches throughout to be expected, minor denting to the band. Outer case bright and lively, repousse and decoration retaining good definition, slight rubbing to the most prominent features."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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WINDMILLS, LONDON | A VERGE WATCH IN LATER GOLD CASES WITH FINE POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED SCENE BY WILLIAM HOPKINS CRAFT<br /> MOVEMENT CIRCA 1735, NO. 9327, ENAMEL SCENE DATED 1782

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with foliage, urn to the centre and mask at the neck, fusee and chain, baluster pillars, signed and numbered Windmills, London, no. 9327• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, gold arrow-head hands• Cases: later plain gold inner, the back with winding aperture, numbered 9327 • later gold outer with polychrome enamel painted central plaque depicting Erminia writing the name 'Tancred' on a tree, signed and dated to the reverse W: Craft fecit, 1782, the scene with white enamel frame simulating pearls and surrounded by blue guilloché enamel frame, both bezels set with purple guilloché enamel rosettes centre with gold flowers all against a white ground  

Condition Report: Movement clean and in running order at time of cataloguing. Dial with hairline cracks and some chipping. Bezels and blue guilloche enamel with extensive repairs and restoration. Central plaque to case back in good condition. Inner case with small indentations, repairs visible to pendant to inside of case, depression to the band."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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ELLICOTT, LONDON | A GOLD PAIR CASED DUMB QUARTER REPEATING WATCH IN LATER GOLD AND ENAMEL OUTER CASE <br />1764, NO. 5211, OUTER CASE CIRCA 1780

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate movement, escapement converted from cylinder to lever, decoratively pierced balance cock with engraved foliate scrolls, flat three-arm balance, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, gilt-metal dust cap, repeating with two polished steel hammers to a steel bar within the case, movement and dust cap signed Ellicott, London, 5211• Dial: white enamel with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, gold beetle and poker hands• Cases: gold inner, winding aperture to back, plunge pendant, hallmarked 1764 and with maker's mark HT incuse for Henry Cleaver Taylor or Henry Teague • later gold and enamel outer case, the back with polychrome enamel painted central plaque depicting a putto playing a lyre, the scene with white enamel frame simulating pearls and surrounded by unusual amber coloured guilloché enamel frame, both bezels decorated with opaque white ovals within royal blue borders

Condition Report: Movement running but not repeating at time of cataloguing. Dial appears to be in good condition. Inner case with light scuffs, a couple of small dents to the band. Enamel decoration appears to be in good overall condition with minor small enamel chip to one of the blue decorative bows to the bezel, couple of very minor and very small chips to the white enamel pearls."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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WILLIAM ANTHONY, LONDON | A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE 8-DAY GOLD, ENAMEL, SPLIT-PEARL AND DIAMOND-SET DUPLEX WATCH MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET<br /> CIRCA 1800, NO. 1931

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Description: • Movement: highly decoratively engraved gilded oval movement, duplex escapement, polished steel five-arm balance, diamond endstone, large decoratively engraved hanging barrel and five wheel train providing long duration, gilt-metal cuvette signed William Anthony, London, No. 1931 and with two apertures with corresponding engraved illustrations of a horse pulling a rope indicating the direction of wind and a pair of watch hands beside the off-set handset square• Dial: oval white enamel dial with subsidiary dials of equal size for time, Roman numerals for hours and minutes above subsidiary seconds with Arabic numerals, gold arrow hands for hours and minutes, counter-poised seconds hand, signed Wm Anthony, London• Case: oval case, the back centred with three diamonds and with diamond-set surround, framed by three rows of pearls separated by gold wire-work, outer bands of blue and red translucent enamel over engine turning, interspersed by white opaque enamel bands heightened with gold decoration, the bezels each set with two rows of split pearls, the pendant further decorated with split pearls, pusher in pendant to open back, case numbered 1931

Condition Report: Movement will just run for short periods at time of cataloguing. Bezel was not removed to examine the dial at time of cataloguing but there is a small repaired chip at the very edge above 2 o'clock, otherwise no obvious signs of damage observed. The case in very attractive overall condition, one very small repair to the white enamel ring to the immediate right of the red translucent enamel ring at the right hand middle of the back, the red enamel band next to it has very slight cracks at the same position but this is barely visible to the naked eye, also within the same red enamel ring, again a very slight crack with very small chip just off-centre from position below the pendant - these do not detract from the impressive appearance of the back."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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WILLIAM HUGHES, LONDON | A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE SILVER, GILT-METAL, ENAMEL AND IVORY PAPER FAN WITH A TIMEPIECE MADE FOR THE CHINESE<br />MARKET<br />MID 18th CENTURY, NO. 1795

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Description: • Movement: miniature verge, gilded backplate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance cock, fusee and chain, turned pillars, signed and numbered• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, aperture for winding between 3 and 4 o’clock• Fan: gilt-finished guard sticks with multi-coloured paste-set floral sprays and birds, alternating decoration of glazed ovals of basse-taille enamel, ivory sticks carved with Oriental figures, two-sided paper leaf painted with a scene from the Aeneid in which Venus is asking Vulcan to make a set of armour for her son Aeneas, the reverse with a painting of two ladies dressed in period costume • pivot point fitted with a watch with silver paste-set bezel, the watch case with maker’s mark HT probably for Henry Cleaver Taylor With an associated key

Condition Report: "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JAMES TREGENT, LONDON | AN IMPRESSIVE GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMOND AND PEARL-SET VERGE WATCH WITH MATCHING CHATELAINE<br />CIRCA 1790, NO. 3137

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, flat three-arm balance, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with foliage, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed Jas. Tregent, 3137• Dial: white enamel, radial Arabic numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, winding aperture at 4 o'clock, gold beetle and poker hands• Case: gold, the back with blue enamel over engine-turned decoration and with applied diamond-set Royal Coronet and cipher: 'GR', both bezels set with split pearls, pusher in pendant to release the front bezel for winding and setting• Chatelaine: the matching gilt-metal and gold chatelaine decorated en-suite with the case, the pendant chains terminating in pearl fronds, a key and a seal set with chalcedony engraved with a forget-me-not and the legend 'a vous', the chains suspended from a rectangular locket containing plaited hair

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing. Dial with hairlines and some cracks around the 12 o'clock, otherwise in good condition. The case appears to be in good overall condition. The pendant chains with a few very minor chips, the smallest panel under the hook with small repair to white enamel border."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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GEORGE MARGETTS, LONDON | A MASSIVE 8-DAY GOING GILT-METAL CONSULAR CASED MARINE CHRONOMETER WITH SPRING DETENT ESCAPEMENT <br /> CIRCA 1800, NO. 201      

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate engraved 'Eight Days Marine Chronometer', Earnshaw-type spring detent escapement, compensated balance with two arms, brass wedge-shaped weights with screw adjustment and timing screws, blued steel helical spring, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed and numbered Geo. Margetts, Inv. et Fecit, London, 201• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, large subsidiary seconds, gold spade hands, signed Margetts Eight Days Timekeeper 201• Case: massive gilt-metal consular case, the back cover opening to reveal a fixed cuvette with winding aperture, short 'Regency' pendant With a double-ended key for winding and hand-set

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing. Dial with multiple hair line cracks throughout and with some chipping at the very edge below 6 o'clock. Case with some rubbing to gilding."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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RECORDON, LONDON | A VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL GOLD CONSULAR CASED HALF-TEN MINUTE DUMB REPEATING LEVER WATCH<br />1802, NO. 7223

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Description: • Movement: gilded 1/2 plate, lever escapement, large Arnold-type bi-metallic two-arm balance with platinum or white alloy weights, each arm with gold poising and steel timing screw, decoratively engraved balance cock, winding square sleeve and repeating spring cover, dumb repeating to blocks inside the case band, the barrel with decorative oval plate signed and numbered Recordon, Late Emery, London, no. 7223• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, large subsidiary seconds, blued steel skeletonised spade hands, signed Recordon, Late Emery, London• Case: gold consular case, long cylindrical repeating pendant and D-shaped bow, the plain polished back opening to reveal hinged cuvette with winding aperture and signed Recordon, Late Emery, London, No. 7223 and hallmarked 1802 with case maker's mark LC incuse with scroll or fish above for Louis Comtesse

Condition Report: Movement running and appears to be in good clean condition. Dial with small repaired chip to the edge of the dial just below 3 o'clock and with feint hairline at the same position running inwards, otherwise appears to be in good condition. Case in good overall condition, glass slightly loose."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JAMES BRICKLES, LONDON | A GILT-METAL AND UNDER-PAINTED HORN PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br />CIRCA 1795, NO. 7547

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate movement, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with scrolling foliage, trophies of war and an urn at the neck, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, movement signed and numbered Jas. Brickles, London, 7547• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, gold beetle and poker hands• Cases: gilt-metal inner, the back with winding aperture, case maker's mark WH incuse probably for William Howard II • outer case under-painted stained horn with scene depicting moorland with ferns and small ponds, the bezel decorated en suite

Condition Report: Movement will just run for short periods at time of cataloguing. Dial with a few scratches. Wear to gilding of inner case. Horn to case back in good overall condition, the bezel with some splits to the horn by the hinge."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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D. RUTLAND, LONDON | A GILT-METAL AND UNDER-PAINTED HORN PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH<br /> CIRCA 1790, NO. 3965

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and foliate engraved balance cock with an urn at the neck, flat three-arm balance, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed and numbered D. Rutland, London, 3965• Dial: white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, gold beetle and poker hands• Cases: gilt-metal inner case, the back with winding aperture, case maker's mark J. J. in rectangular cameo possibly for James Jackson • outer case under-painted stained horn with scene depicting a huntsman in marshland holding up his trophy with his dog beside him, the bezel decorated en suite

Condition Report: Movement will just run for short periods at time of cataloguing. Dial with circular scratch running beneath the numerals, most probably caused by the hour hand dragging on the dial. Some areas of wear to the gilding of the inner case, especially around the band where it has rubbed with the outer case. Outer case with a couple of splits to the horn by the thumb piece and again to the lower edge of the back, further splits to the bezel beneath the pendant, another small split to the bottom of the bezel."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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MARKWICK MARKHAM, PERIGAL, LONDON | A RARE GILT-METAL AND HORN PAIR CASED MINUTE REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH FOR THE TURKISH MARKET<br /> CIRCA 1780, NO. 20

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate movement, cylinder escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with foliate scrolls, diamond endstone, flat three-arm balance, polished steel hammers repeating on a bell to the inside case back, the bell scratch signed Drury, repeating spring signed Ansell, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed and numbered Markwick, Markham, Perigal, London, 20• Dial: white enamel, Turkish numerals, outer minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, signed Markwick Markham, Perigal, London• Cases: gilt-metal inner case, pierced for sound emission and engraved with scrolling foliage and flowers, long stirrup pendant and bow • outer case with green stained tortoiseshell, the bezels interspersed with pierced gilt copper panels and decorative pin work

Condition Report: Movement not running at time of cataloguing but is winding and appears to be complete. Watch is repeating but the striking is sluggish. The bell scratch signed Drury. Inner case with wear to the gilding but the engraved decoration remains clear. A couple of splits to the tortoiseshell outer case close to the hinge and another towards the top of the back, verdigris to the pin work, outer bezel with a split just off centre with the pendant."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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EDWARD TOMPION, LONDON | A SILVER HUNTING CASED KEYWOUND VERGE WATCH<br />1804, NO. 4716

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Description: • Movement: gilded full-plate movement, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved masked balance cock, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed and numbered Edw. Tompion, London, no. 4716• Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, outer minute ring, aperture for winding, gold skeletonised hands• Case: plain silver, Regency pendant with spring-loaded pusher to open the cover, hallmarked Birmingham 1804 and with maker's mark WH in rectangular cameo for William Howard, Coventry

Condition Report: Movement running and in clean condition. Dial with minor chip to winding aperture. Case with light scuffs and an indentation to the cover."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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THOMAS WARREN, LONDON | AN AMUSING SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED DIAL<br />1770, NO. 1797

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Description: • Movement: gilded full-plate movement, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with floral scrolls and a bird, flat three-arm balance, fusee and chain, baluster pillars, signed and numbered Tho. Warren, London, 1797• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, broad border with polychrome enamel painted scene of a gentleman and a lady in a classical landscape, a fisherman beside a lake below, blued steel beetle and poker hands• Cases: plain silver inner, the back with winding aperture, stirrup pendant and bow • plain silver outer case • both cases hallmarked 1770 and with maker's mark HB in rectangular cameo probably for Henry Billingshurst

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing. Enamel painted scene to dial in good condition, dial with a few small scratches, darker line running between 2 and 3 o'clock in the chapter ring, difficult to tell if this is a hairline crack. Inner case with light scuffs, slight depression to the band, outer case with light scuffs and a small and very minor indentation towards the edge of the back."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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JOHN ROBERTS, DUDLEY | A SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL DIAL AND ASSOCIATED OUTER CASE <br /> 1856, NO. 8713 OUTER CASE 1889

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Description: • Movement: glided full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with flowers and foliage and a basket of flowers at the neck, flat three-arm balance, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed and numbered Jno. Roberts, Dudley, 8713• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, the centre with polychrome enamel painted scene of a steam train, two workers at rest in the foreground, a figure watching from a bridge in the distance• Cases: plain silver inner case, the back with winding aperture, Regency pendant and bow, hallmarked Birmingham 1856 and with maker's mark RN in oval cameo for Richard Neale • later plain silver outer case hallmarked London 1889 and with maker's mark JW incuse for James Widmer

Condition Report: Movement running at time of cataloguing. Dial appears to be in good overall condition, minute hand slightly bent. Inner case with light scuffs and slight depression to the band. Outer case is an excellent fit to the inner case and has lights scuffs and some minor indentations."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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J. TELFORD, BELLINGHAM | A CHARMING SILVER PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED DIAL<br />1861, NO. 7066

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Description: • Movement: gilded full plate, lever escapement, three-arm balance with screwed weights, decoratively engraved balance cock, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, signed J. Telford, Bellingham, No. 7066 • gilt metal dust cap with maker’s mark TF possibly for Thomas John Fielder• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, the centre with polychrome enamel painted pastoral scene titled ‘Speed the Plough’, gold spade hands• Cases: plain silver inner and outer, winding aperture to inner case back, regency pendant, both cases hallmarked Birmingham 1861, inner with maker's mark RS incuse possibly for Richard Swann

Condition Report: Movement running when wound at the time of cataloguing. Dial and hands in good condition, painted scene in very good condition with colour bright and lively and retaining good detail. . Cases with scuffs throughout to be expected, some denting to the band of the inner case and more significant scratching at 6, small patch of light pitting to the back of the outer case."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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