Richard Peckover, London, Movement No. 7408, Case No. 7408, 49 mm, 122 g, circa 1750
A quarter repeating pair-cased verge pocket watch Case: transport case - brass, gilt, formerly with applied shagreen, large lateral hinge. Inner case - gold, open-worked edging with hand-engraved foliate decor, two cartouches with engravings depicting a mascaron and a landscape, florally decorated pusher for repetition via pendant, case maker's punch mark "HR", rear bell, signed and numbered movement protection cap. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, blued Poker & Beetle hands. Movm.: fine full plate movement, keywind, firegilt, signed, applied florally engraved ornaments, chain/fusee, 2 hammers, moulded movement pillars, three-arm brass balance, very finely engraved pierced balance cock with mascaron, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.
Richard Peckover reportedly took over Daniel Quare and Stephen Horseman’s business in 1733. In 1735 Peckover had his workshop in Change Alley, from where he moved to the Royal Exchange. He worked there until 1754. Source: Brian Loomes, "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, London 2006, p. 603.
Estimate 3,200 - 4,000 €
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