Catalogue of Miniatures and Objects of Vertu

Catalogue no: 1359
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 32 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: July 12th, 1933
Editor: Publisher: Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd
Dimensions: 250mm x 160mm Condition: Good
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Sale with a number of lots of horological interest, all watches. Highlights as follows; Lot 4. Old English Gold Watch by Thomas earnshaw Lot 33. Large Silver-Gilt Musical Table-Watch by Timothy Williamson, London, c.1785. Lot 34. Fob-Watch signed Timothy Williamson, London, enamelled case set with stones. Lot 35. Large Fob-Watch signed Williamson, London. Ename case in style of Huard Brothers. C.1710 Lot 36. Fob-Watch signed John Barwise, London. C.1790 Lot 37. Large Gold Repeating Fob-Watch signed Abraham Heidrich, London. Elaborate outer caseprobably of Russian workmanship, set with more than 200 diamonds and miniature of Empress Catherine 1 of Russia. Watch c.1710, case c.1725. Lot 38. Fob "Pendulum" Watch in gold repousse case Lot 39. Octagonal Gold Pocket-Watch signed Recordon, London. Finely enamelled case with two rows of split pearls Lot 40. Gold Pocket watch signed William Anthony, London. Blue enamel case set with diamonds and pearls. Lot 41. Gold Repeating Pocket Watch, French or Swiss, Small dial with cupids appearing to strike the hours and quarters. Lot 42. Small Pocket calendar Watch signed Jno Blackwell, London Lot 43. Pocket Marine Chronometer, signed John Arnold, London, invenet et fecit No. 29. Hallmarked 1776. (Possibly used by Captain Cook?) Lot 44. Sedan-Chair Watch, in Bilston enamel case, signed Windmills, London. Lot 45. A Repeating Watch. Diminutive repeating watch within vase carried on ormolu stage, musical mechanism within body of stag. Signed, James Cox, London Extensive notes by Ilbert (particularly Lot 43) with prices and purchasers. "Got Two" written on front cover. Enclosed within is a note from Christies advising Ilbert that he was unsuccessful in his commission bids for lots 33, 37, 38, and 39.
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