Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Watch


Signed   Rob Ward  - Abchurch Lane    London
Hallmarked London   1773
Diameter   47 mm         

1 in stock


An 18th Century English verge in a gold and enamel pair case with matching chatelaine.  Full plate fire gilt movement, high count train wheels with six spoke crossings and pinions of eight leaves. Pierced and engraved cock, diamond endstone, pierced and engraved foot and plate for the silver regulator disc.  Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Plain three arm steel balance, blue steel spiral hairspring.  White enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, blue steel beetle and poker hands. Plain 22 carat inner case, gold pendant and stirrup bow, maker’s mark “DP”.  Fine 22 carat gold and enamel outer case.  The front bezel decorated in a geometric pattern of white and blue champleve enamel repeated around the back.  Central enamel oval cartouche of three cherubs painted “en grisaille” on a pink ground bordered in white champleve enamel.  Surrounding the cartouche decoration of translucent green champleve enamel and above a tied ribbon in dark blue enamel.  Fine matching chatelaine, the gilt clip faced with gold decorated with a large oval depicting a small cherub seated on an urn flanked by two devils.  Pink ground bordered by a band of translucent green champleve enamel and blue and white enamel decoration.  Hanging from the clip are three matching gold faced cartouches joined by gold rings and small enamelled cartouches.  The watch secured to the lowest cartouche by gilt spring clip.  Four further chains of gold rings and small gold and enamelled cartouches also hang from the clip each terminating in a gold spring clip with threaded safety collar.  Attached to the outer chains a faceted glass watch key and a gold mounted pink stone egg.  Recent maroon morocco covered fitted display box.  Lined in grey velvet, the chatelaine visible through the glazed lid, easel stand.