Diamond Set Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Watch


Signed   Thos Gray  - Sackville Street
Circa   1790
Diameter   48 mm         

1 in stock


A late 19th Century English diamond and pearls gold and enamel consular cased watch with matching chatelaine.  Full plate fire gilt fusee movement with round pillars.  Geometrically pierced and engraved cock, diamond endstone in a polished steel setting, silver regulator disc.  Plain three arm steel balance, blue steel spiral hairspring. Converted to English table roller lever escapement. Winding through the white enamel dial with radially set Arabic numerals, decorative stone set hands.  Fine gold consular case set with diamonds and pearls.  The translucent dark blue enamel bezels bordered by a narrow white enamel band are both set with a single row of large split pearls.  The back covered with translucent dark blue enamel over a line engine turned ground, applied white metal decoration set with diamonds. Gold pendant and bow.  Fine matching chatelaine, the gilt clip supporting a small rectangular gold and champleve enamel cartouche bordered by split pearls.  Three chains of pearls, each with a small diamond set gold and enamel link attach to a further large oval cartouche similarly decorated.  This suspends the watch on pearl set links and a pearl set gold spring clip with threaded safety collar.  The oval cartouche also supports two diamond set gold and enamel bells with tassels of graduated pearls and a matching gold and enamel key.  Later black morocco covered presentation case lined with gray velvet.

An attractive example of an English enamelled watch and chatelaine.