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Auktionen Dr. Crott 91st Auction

454 453 452 Peter Litherland & Co., Liverpool, Movement No. 1014, 57 mm, 137 g, circa 1795  An important pair-cased pocket watch, one of the earliest rack lever escapement watches made by Litherland Case: outer case - silver, polished, à goutte, large lateral hinge. Inner case - silver, polished, case maker’s punch mark “TH” (Thomas Hardy). Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds from 1-15, “Fleur de Lys” hands. Movm.: fine full plate movement, keywind, firegilt, signed, chain/ fusee, moulded movement pillars, three-arm steel balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance cock with inscription “patent”, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. Peter Litherland (1756–1805) Peter Litherland was a watchmaker and inventor. He was born in Warrington and later moved to Liverpool, which was then the centre of the watchmaking trade. In 1791 he patented the rack lever escapement for watches, which was more accurate than the commonly used verge escapement. One of his watches is in display in the World Museum Liverpool. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Litherland, as of 02/23/2015. Peter Litherland & Co., Liverpool — 意義深遠的雙層錶殼懷錶,由 Litherland最早期設計齒輪工式擒縱的其中之一 40816  C: 2, 11 D: 2, 50 M: 2, 41  1.000 - 5.000 EUR 1.100 - 5.500 USD 9.000 - 45.000 HKD Thomas Parker, Philadelphia, Movement No. 86, 55 mm, 139 g, circa 1843  An extremely rare American pair-cased verge pocket watch Case: outer case - silver, polished, à goutte, inner case - silver, polished, signed and numbered movement protection cap, case maker’s punch mark “ID”. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, spade hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, applied engraved floral decorations, signed, gilt, chain/fusee, solid circular movement pillars, three-arm steel balance, fine florally engraved, pierced balance cock with mascaron, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. Thomas Parker 美國費城 — 極其罕見的美國早期雙層錶殼懷錶 40116  C: 2, 10 D: 2 M: 2, 41, 51  600 - 2.000 EUR 700 - 2.200 USD 5.400 - 18.000 HKD L’Epine à Paris, Case No. 1613 2240, 64 mm, 132 g, circa 1810  A rare verge pocket watch with regulator dial and date Case: silver, tiered, polished, case maker’s punch mark “AB”. Dial: enamel, eccentric hour indicator with Arabic numerals, centre seconds, blue semicircular date ring with Arabic numerals and gilt serpent hand, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, signed, chain/fusee, solid movement pillars, three-arm brass balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance bridge. L’Epine 巴黎 — 罕見的早期懷錶,附校準錶盤及日期顯示 40106  C: 2, 10 D: 2, 20 M: 2, 41, 51  2.700 - 3.800 EUR 3.000 - 4.200 USD 24.300 - 34.200 HKD

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