English Cylinder with Fine Gold Dial


Signed   Willm Gray  - Bond Street
Hallmarked London   1813
Diameter   44 mm         

1 in stock


An early 19th Century English cylinder with fine three colour gold dial in an engine turned gold case.  Full plate gilt keywind fusee movement fixed in the case by three blue steel dog screws.  Engraved cock with large garnet endstone, plain three arm polished steel balance with blue steel spiral hairspring, gilt Bosley regulator.   Polished steel cylinder, large brass escape wheel. Fine gold dial, matted ground with applied three colour gold decoration.  Central geometric repousse decoration and applied gold Arabic numerals, fine serpentine gold hands.  Engine turned 18 carat open face case with ribbed middle.  Wound through the gold cuvette, maker’s mark “LC”.  Silver ratchet key on a short chain.

In excellent overall condition with crisp engine turning, apparently unused.  Casemaker  Louis Comtesse, 10 East Street, Red Lion Square.  See a very similar watch by Gray of Sackville Street in this catalogue.