Auction 24.02.1999

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 24.02.1999

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A gold, enamel and paste set pair cased verge pocket watch, Abraham...

A gold, enamel and paste set pair cased verge pocket watch, Abraham Colomby, No.8198, third quarter 18th Century, white enamel dial signed Abraham Colomby, Roman numerals and outer Arabic five minutes, pierced paste set hands, signed and numbered gilt fusee movement with hexagonal baluster pillars

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A gold cast and chased chatelaine, mid-18th Century

A gold cast and chased chatelaine, mid-18th Century, the panels decorated in high relief with classical figures within rococo scroll borders, the two side chains suspending a watch key and vacant seal en suite, 123mm. See Illustration (Plate 1

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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An 18ct. gold open faced pocket watch, Upjohn, Bright & Wood, London, 1874

An 18ct. gold open faced pocket watch, Upjohn, Bright & Wood, London, 1874, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands, signed gilt fusee movement with lever escapement and bimetallic compensation balance, engine turned case with engraved monogram within a

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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An 18ct. gold free sprung open faced pocket watch with up-and-down dial...

An 18ct. gold free sprung open faced pocket watch with up-and-down dial, Charles Frodsham, London, AD fmsz, 02309, 1862, signed white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down dials, blued steel hands, signed and numbered half plate gilt fusee movement with free sprung

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A gold quarter repeating open faced verge pocket watch, Continental, first...

A gold quarter repeating open faced verge pocket watch, Continental, first half 19th Century, white enamel dial (probably associated) with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds, full plate gilt movement with plunge repeat, gilt cuvette inscribed Brothers Melly in Geneva, engine turned case with

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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An open faced stainless steel keyless lever split 1/10th second stopwatch...

An open faced stainless steel keyless lever split 1/10th second stopwatch, Longines, 1970's, silvered dial signed Longines, black Arabic numerals, subsidiary constant seconds and minute recording dials, black outer scale calibrated 1-60, orange seconds hand with 0-9 extension, signed 23-jewel nickel

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A miniature silver and enamel boudoir timepiece, early 20th Century

A miniature silver and enamel boudoir timepiece, early 20th Century, circular white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, rectangular movement with platform lever escapement, rectangular case with panels of pale blue guilloche enamel, hinged handle and raised on bun feet, the hinged back door with

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A silver open faced verge pocket watch, Ernst, Stockholm, 1028, late 18th...

A silver open faced verge pocket watch, Ernst, Stockholm, 1028, late 18th Century, white enamel dial signed Ernst, Stockholm, Roman numerals and outer Arabic five minutes, eccentric winding hole, signed and numbered gilt fusee movement with baluster pillars, the balance cock with the Swedish Royal

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A silver pair cased verge pocket watch with Masonic balance cock, Andrew...

A silver pair cased verge pocket watch with Masonic balance cock, Andrew Whyte, Glasgow, 1790, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, signed gilt fusee movement, the balance cock pierced with Masonic symbols, silvered dust ring, plain pair cases with London marks for 1790, bow lacking, diameter

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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Fourteen pocket watches

Fourteen pocket watches, mainly comprising silver cased verge watches

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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Nine pocket watches, briefly comprising

Nine pocket watches, briefly comprising: a 14ct. gold open faced keyless lever pocket watch; a 14ct. gold open faced lever watch; two gold open faced keyless cylinder fob watches; an 18ct. gold keyless lever fob watch; three silver open faced pocket watches and a gun metal keyless cylinder fob watch

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A 9ct. gold open faced keyless lever pocket watch, Swiss, 1926

A 9ct. gold open faced keyless lever pocket watch, Swiss, 1926, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds, 17-jewel damascened nickel plated movement signed Globe Watch Co., Swiss, bimetallic compensation balance with snail adjustment to the regulator, gold cuvette, plain case

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A silver pair cased verge pocket watch, Francis Sims, Chesterfield, No.60, 1771

A silver pair cased verge pocket watch, Francis Sims, Chesterfield, No.60, 1771, white enamel dial inscribed with owner's name Thomas Charlesworth, Arabic numerals, outer Arabic five minutes, beetle and poker hands, signed and numbered gilt fusee movement with baluster pillars, signed and numbered

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £25 - £300

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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Eleven pocket watches and four wristwatches, briefly comprising

Eleven pocket watches and four wristwatches, briefly comprising: two silver open faced pocket watches; a silver watch with mock pendulum; a gold filled hunting cased watch; two gold open faced cylinder fob watches; three gold keyless fob watches; a small gold keyless fob watch; an Art Nouveau silver

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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Three gold pocket watches, comprising

Three gold pocket watches, comprising: an 18ct. gold open faced lever pocket watch, diameter 48mm; a 14ct. gold hunting cased Elgin keyless lever pocket watch, the back cover set with a single diamond, diameter 41mm; an 18ct. gold hunting cased American watch Co. keyless lever pocket watch, diameter

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A silver verge pocket watch, Thos. Gould, London, 349, 1785

A silver verge pocket watch, Thos. Gould, London, 349, 1785, Dutch style white enamel dial signed Gould, London, Roman numerals, arcaded minute ring, outer Arabic five minutes, beetle and poker hands, signed and numbered gilt fusee movement with square baluster pillars, continental type balance

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A rare 9ct. gold and enamel combined petrol lighter watch, Dunhill, 1929/30

A rare 9ct. gold and enamel combined petrol lighter watch, Dunhill, 1929/30, the engine turned reeded lighter body decorated with black and blue enamel, the extinguishing arm signed Dunhill, the back with sliding hinged cover opening to reveal the watch, silvered dial with gilt Arabic numerals

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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An 18ct. gold open faced keyless lever pocket watch, Patek Philippe & Co...

An 18ct. gold open faced keyless lever pocket watch, Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, circa 1910, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands, 20-jewel damascened nickel plated movement with eight adjustments and numbered 173817, wolf's tooth winding, cut bimetallic

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A gold open faced verge pocket watch, Baillon A Paris, No.1701, circa 1790

A gold open faced verge pocket watch, Baillon A Paris, No.1701, circa 1790, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and outer Arabic five minute markers, eccentric winding hole, signed and numbered gilt fusee movement with baluster pillars, the case chased with a pastoral trophy, diameter 44mm, with a

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A ruby cylinder movement for a pocket watch, Breguet, No.3714, early 19th...

A ruby cylinder movement for a pocket watch, Breguet, No.3714, early 19th Century, white enamel dial signed Breguet Et Fils and with secret signature and number, Arabic numerals, signed and numbered gilt movement with ruby cylinder escapement, distressed , diameter of dial 50mm

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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An 18ct. gold open faced pocket watch, J & W. Howden & Co., Edinburgh...

An 18ct. gold open faced pocket watch, J & W. Howden & Co., Edinburgh, 4085, 1823, gold engine turned dial with Roman numerals, outer foliate border in relief, signed and numbered gilt fusee movement with lever escapement, plain three armed flat rim steel balance with diamond endstone, engine turned

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A gold and pearl set pocket watch, Continental, circa 1850

A gold and pearl set pocket watch, Continental, circa 1850, engine turned gilt dial with Roman numerals, eccentric winding hole, frosted gilt bar movement with cylinder escapement, engine turned case with pearl set bezel and border, 35mm. See Illustration (Plate 1

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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An 18ct. gold minute repeating hunting cased keyless lever pocket watch...

An 18ct. gold minute repeating hunting cased keyless lever pocket watch, Guiblet, London, No.2390, 1868, damaged white enamel dial with Roman numerals, eccentric subsidiary seconds, later moon hands, signed and numbered frosted gilt movement with Nicole Nielsen winding, bimetallic compensation

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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An 18ct. gold open faced pocket watch, Barrauds, London, 2/1696, 1824

An 18ct. gold open faced pocket watch, Barrauds, London, 2/1696, 1824, engine turned gold dial with Roman numerals, gold hands, signed and numbered frosted gilt fusee movement with cylinder escapement, plain flat rim four-armed gilt balance, engine turned case with cast and chased shell and scroll

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A quarter repeating musical movement for a pocket watch, Swiss, mid-19th...

A quarter repeating musical movement for a pocket watch, Swiss, mid-19th Century, ssociated white enamel dial with Roman numerals, gilt movement with cylinder escapement, repeating the quarters on two gongs operated by a slide in the band, musical barrel with frontplate mounted crescent comb

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A gilt metal alarm timepiece, retailed by Cartier, 1960's/70's

A gilt metal alarm timepiece, retailed by Cartier, 1960's/70's, circular silvered dial with Roman numerals, gilt metal beaded bezel, faux lapis mask, gilt metal moulded frame, mechanical movement, 75mm square

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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Four pocket watches, briefly comprising

Four pocket watches, briefly comprising: a silver open faced keyless lever pocket watch, Paul Ditisheim, 1920's, 50mm; a silver open faced keyless lever pocket watch, Longines, circa 1925, 45mm; a nielloed silver open faced keyless lever pocket watch, Unic, circa 1920; a chrome plated nickel stop

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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A minute repeating pocket watch with later case and dial, Swiss

A minute repeating pocket watch with later case and dial, Swiss, silver and gilt later skeletonised dial with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, nickel plated keyless lever movement jewelled to the hammers, bimetallic compensation balance, later chased gilt metal case with glazed back, diameter

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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Two pocket watches, comprising

Two pocket watches, comprising: a stainless steel and leather keyless lever pocket watch, Cartier/LeCoultre, 1930's, silvered dial signed Cartier, Arabic numerals, blued steel hands, octagonal Le Coultre Co. movement jewelled to the third, circular stainless steel Le Coultre case with snap on back

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 24 Feb 1999

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An 18ct. gold slim keyless lever pocket watch, Longines, circa 1920

An 18ct. gold slim keyless lever pocket watch, Longines, circa 1920, circular silvered dial with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands, frosted gilt movement numbered 2955026, jewelled to the centre, bimetallic compensation balance, engine turned case, movement and case signed

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 24 Feb 1999