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Auktionen Dr. Crott 91st Auction

531530 Robert Westmore & Son, Movement No. 8064, 56 mm, 167 g, circa 1827  A pair-cased pocket watch if high-quality with rack lever escapement according to Peter Litherland Case: outer case - 18k gold, polished, engraved monogram and hatchment, à goutte, large lateral hinge. Inner case - 18K gold, polished, case maker’s punch mark “TA”, ball-shaped pendant with pointed oval neck, movement protection cap. Dial: gold, engine-turned centre with floral engravings, applied radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued serpent hands. Movm.: fine full plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, signed, chain/fusee, round pillars, “Liverpool windows”, gold three-arm ring balance, fine florally engraved balance cock, regulator tail according to Bosley with compensation curb, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. According to Brian Loome’s “Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World”, Robert Westmore & Son worked in Preston, Lancashire from 1794 until 1825. There were a number of watchmakers by the name of Westmore in Lancashire who were very active; presumably they were all related to each other. They are mentioned in Lancaster, Preston and Fazakerly from 1761 until 1827. Robert Westmore & Son — 高品質的雙層錶殼懷錶,附Peter Litherland的釘耙工式擒縱 40402  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41  2.800 - 4.000 EUR 3.100 - 4.400 USD 25.200 - 36.000 HKD George Moore, 23 Percival Street, London, Movement No. 505, Case No. 505, 53 mm, 151 g, circa 1840  A fine 1/8 repeating english pocket chronometer with spring detent escapement Case: 18k gold, tiered, polished, engraved and engine-turned gold dome, case maker’s punch mark “LC” (Louis Comptesse, Soho, London). Dial: enamel, off-white, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, numbered, signed “Geo(rg)e Moore, 23 Percival St(ree)t, London, No. 505”, blued “Fleur de Lys” hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, numbered, signed, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, chain/fusee, screwed chatons, spring detent escapement according to Thomas Earnshaw, gold screw compensation balance, freesprung blued balance spring, fine florally engraved, pierced balance cock with mythical creature, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. George Moore (1814-1894) of 23 Percival Street in Clerkenwell lived at that address until 1859; from 1860 until 1872 he worked at 21 St. John’s Square in Clerkenwell, where he had taken over the company F.B. Adams & Sons. From 1884 on he was a partner in the company Charles Frodsham at 84 Strand for some time - this is not surprising, as his son George John Moore was a son-in-law of Charles Frodsham. He had married Hannah Mill Frodsham (born on December 7, 1839) on April 16, 1868 and they had two children; he also received a bequest from the estate of Frodsham’s wife Elizabeth. The maker of the gold case was Louis Comtesse at 10 East Street, Red Lion Square. Comtesse had first registered a mark (incuse) as “goldworker” on November 8, 1804; at the time he was working at 13 Batemans Buildings in Soho, where he remained until 1827. The “cameo mark” on this case was registered on March 5, 1840 and was Comtesse’s last mark. George Moore, 23 Percival Street, London 英國 — 精緻的英國懷錶時 計,附1/8問功能及彈簧振盪擒縱 40441  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41  6.500 - 8.000 EUR 7.200 - 8.800 USD 58.500 - 72.000 HKD

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