Hamilton & Co., Calcutta / Haas Neveux et Co., Geneva, Movement No. 53143, Case No. 53143, 46 mm, 46 g, circa 1890
A gentleman's exquisite gold enamel pocket watch for the Indian market Case: 18k gold, engine-turned and translucent cobalt blue and opaque white enamelled back side, bezel and pendant. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, signed, spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, screw compensation balance.
Robert Hamilton & Co. Robert Hamilton was born in 1772. He trained as a silversmith and moved to India in 1808 to open a jewel- and silversmith business in Calcutta under the license of the East Indian Company. Robert Hamilton soon became a very weathly and well-respected man. He opened branches in others parts of India and were soon known to be the most famous and renowned British silversmith in India. He retired from the business in 1811 and devoted the rest of his life to collecting fine paintings; his collection included paintings by Rubens, Velazquez and Holbein. Hamilton died in 1848. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Robert_Hamilton_%26_Co., as of 08/28/2015
Estimate 2,000 - 3,500 €
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