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George Prior Verge Gilt Watch for the Turkish Market

Auction:
2857M
Lot:
2
Sold for:
$615$500

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

Description:

George Prior Verge Gilt Watch for the Turkish Market, London, No. 21598, c. 1790, the outer gilt-brass carrying case with simple turned decoration opens to the inner gilt-brass case, porcelain Arabic numeral dial signed George Prior/London, and brass hands below a bull's-eye crystal, the swing-out, key-wind and set, verge movement with finely pierced balance cock, foot, and silvered dial regulator platform, chain fusee, decoratively pierced pillars, and signed in Arabic and numbered 21598 on the plate, all with associated chain, watch dia. in inner case 56 mm, contained in outer 67 mm.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Watch runs briefly, dial with hairlines and chips at 2 and 7, most gilt worn off both cases, 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

George Prior, Fusee, Watches, London