Irish Gold and Enamel Chatelaine Watch


Signed   Chas Graig  - Dublin
Hallmarked Chester   1766
Diameter   47 mm         

1 in stock


An 18th Century Irish verge in a gold and enamel pair case and matching chatelaine.  Full plate fire gilt movement with square baluster pillars.  Pierced and engraved cock, engraved foot and plate for the silver regulator disc. Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Plain three arm gilt balance, blue steel spiral hairspring. White enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, decorative pierced gold hands.  Plain gold inner case, gold pendant and stirrup bow, maker’s mark “R.H”.  Gold and enamel outer case, bezels decorated in a geometric pattern of white and blue champleve enamel.  Central enamel oval cartouche of classically dressed woman waking an angel painted “en grisaille”.   Border of white enamel dots imitating split pearls. Ed in white champleve enamel.  Surrounding the cartouche foliate decoration in translucent dark blue champleve enamel, above a tied ribbon.  Fine matching chatelaine, the gilt clip faced with gold decorated with a large oval depicting a classically dressed woman beside a brazier.  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 a gold spring clip with threaded safety collar.  Four further chains of gold rings and small gold and enamelled cartouches also hang from the clip each terminating in a circular gold hinged clip with threaded safety collar.  Recent maroon morocco covered fitted display box.  Lined in grey velvet, the chatelaine visible through the glazed lid, easel stand.