John Friend, Burchington, Movement No. 1783, 49 mm, 123 g, circa 1783
A decorative pair-cased gold enamel pocket watch studded with half pearls - with costly decorated, matching chatelaine Case: outer case - 22k gold, the back side engine-turned and translucent cobalt blue enamelled with paillon decor: foliage, flowers and exotic birds; on both sides half pearls around the edge, à goutte. Inner case - gilt, polished. Matching three-part 22k gold chatelaine with similar enamelled signet and key, a centred diamond-set enamel plaque polychrome painted with war trophies and doves at the altar of love; length: 240 mm. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, Poker & Beetle hands. Movm.: full plate movement, firegilt, signed, chain/fusee, three-arm steel balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance bridge with vase decor.
Estimate 24,000 - 28,000 €
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