Andrew Dunlop, London, Movement No. 1586, Case No. 2162, 47 mm, 111 g, circa 1729
A fine, rare pair-cased verge pocket watch "Diana and an Attendant" after an design by Augustin Heckel Case: outer case - 18K gold, "repoussé" decoration, on the back side Diana with an attendant and two winged Cupids playing with dogs, the scene is framed by chased volutes, festoons of flowers and foliage, the bezel on the front side with panels representing the Four Elements containing a bird, a phoenix, a rabbit and a whale; large lateral hinge, case maker punch mark "IW" (possibly for John Willoughby). Inner case - 18K gold, polished, case maker punch mark "IW". Dial: gold, champlevé, inlaid radial Roman hours, signed, blued steel "Poker & Beetle" hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, firegilt, signed, applied florally engraved and pierced ornaments, chain/fusee, squared baluster movement pillars, three-arm steel balance, pierced and engraved balance cock with grotesque face, large set diamond endstone.
This watch is described and illustrated in "The Art Of The Gold Chaser" by Richard Edgecumbe, Oxford 2000, page 63, Fig 45. The scene is closely related to a design by Augustin Heckel, which is today in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Andrew Dunlop Andrew Dunlop is recorded as working between 1701 and 1732. In 1716 he was the maker of the turret clock for Hawkley House, Blackwater, and is also known as a maker of watches and long-case clocks. Source: "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World" by G.H. Baillie, vol. I, Edinburgh/London 1947, p. 93.
Estimate 4,500 - 6,000 €
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