James Grantham, London, Movement No. 13773, Case No. 13773, 60 mm, 158 g, circa 1773
A unique English triple cased verge pocket watch of museum quality "Hercules restoring Alcestis to Admetus" Case: transport case - brass, gilt, the rim coated with shagreen, thick domed glass. Outer case - 20k gold, open-worked repoussé scene of Hercules. Inner case - gold, polished, case maker's punch mark "TW". Dial: enamel. Movm.: full plate movement, chain/fusee, three-arm steel blance.
This exquisitely finished pocket watch has a striking, finely decorated intermediate case. The back shows a magnificent ornament: a lavishly chased area with open work figures that stand out dramatically against the background and appear almost three-dimensional.
Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 €
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