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Auctioneers Dr. Crott 90th Auction

226 225 224 Arthur Dobson, London, Movement No. 1810, 48 mm, 116 g, circa 1767 A fine, early pair-cased pocket watch with cylinder escapement Case: outer case - 18K gold, polished, à goutte, large lateral hinge. Inner case - 18K gold, polished, case maker’s punch mark “DA”, movement protection cap. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, gold spade hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, applied engraved and pierced ornaments, chain/fusee, conical movement pillars, three-arm steel balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance cock with mascaron. Arthur Dobson 倫敦 — 精緻的早期雙層錶殼懷錶,圓柱體擒縱   39450 C: 2, 7 D: 2 M: 2, 41, 51 2.000 - 3.000 EUR 2.500 - 3.800 USD 20.000 - 30.000 HKD Samuel Weldon, London, Movement No. 783, 49 mm, 115 g, circa 1762 A fine pair-cased verge pocket watch with “repoussé” decoration “Hercules at the Crossroads” Case: outer case - silver, “repoussé” decoration: “Hercules at the Cross- roads”, large lateral hinge. Inner case - silver, polished. Dial: silver, Champlevé, inlaid radial Roman hours, chased and engraved centre, signed, Louis XVI hands. Movm.: fine full plate movement, keywind, applied floral decorations, signed, chain/fusee, square baluster pillars, three-arm steel balance, very finely florally engraved pierced balance cock. Hercules at the Crossroads A vigorous and plastic Hercules is depicted with two women flanking him, who represent the opposite destinies which the life could reserve him: Virtue is calling him to the hardest path leading to glory through hardship, while the second, the Pleasure, the easier path, is enticing him to the vice. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Choice_of_Hercules, as of 02/20/2014. Samuel Weldon 倫敦 — 精緻的雙層錶殼軸式懷錶,浮雕外層錶 殼”Hercules at the Crossroads” 39548 C: 2, 10 D: 2 M: 2, 41, 51 1.200 - 2.200 EUR 1.500 - 2.800 USD 12.000 - 22.000 HKD Jean Daniel Bahn à Strasbourg, Movement No. 1271, Case No. 19415, 47 mm, 74 g, circa 1780 An Alsatian elegant “à deux couleurs” gold enamel verge pocket watch Case: 18k gold, polychrome enamelled back side, oval cartouche with the depiction of a young lady and a little boy playing in the park with a dog, a city in the backgound; engine-turned and translucent cobalt blue frame; two colour gold case band with tendriled engraving, large outer hinge. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, “Fleur de Lys” gold hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, signed, chain/fusee, solid movement pillars, three-arm brass balance, pierced balance bridge. Jean Daniel Bahn à Strasbourg 法國 — 優雅的”à deux couleurs”黃 金琺瑯軸式懷錶 39771 C: 3, 5 D: 2, 33 M: 2, 41, 51 5.500 - 6.500 EUR 6.900 - 8.200 USD 55.000 - 65.000 HKD

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