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Edward Prior Silver Verge Watch for the Turkish Market

Auction:
2857M
Lot:
1
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2857M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 31, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Edward Prior Silver Verge Watch for the Turkish Market, London, No. 63688, c. 1780, base metal outer carrying case opens to the silver pinned tortoiseshell case, revealing the engraved and chased silver case hallmarked 1770 and inner case by maker JB/WW and 1848 containing the small watch with 3 1/4-in. dia.Turkish numeral dial marked Edward Prior/London and remains of brass hands, the swing-out, verge escapement, key-wind and set movement marked and numbered by maker as above, finely pierced balance cock, foot, and silvered regulator platform, steel balance, hairspring, chain fusee and pierced scrolled pillars, all with an associated chain and chatelaine, dia. of watch and inner case 39 mm, dia. of all cases 68 mm.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Watch is probably re-cased considering the hallmarking, movement starts with winding, runs for a few minutes, only remnants of hands remain, dial with numerous hairlines, associated chain.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Edward Prior, Balance spring, Escapement, Fusee, Hallmark, Pocket watch, Verge escapement, Watch, London