WALTER PARTRIGE, LONDON. A MASSIVE AND RARE SILVER TRIPLE CASE QUARTER REPEATING COACH WATCH WITH ALARM AND REPOUSSÉ SCENE BY A. ROMER 1756
• two train gilt verge movement with chain and fusee, the balance bridge finely pierced and engraved with scrolls and grotesque mask, diamond endstone, the top plate elaborately engraved with scrolls, faceted pillars, signed gilt-metal dust cover, quarter repeating through the pendant on two large hammers on a bell, alarm striking on two large hammers, switch for alarm on and off at 5 o'clock • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic track calibrated for 60 minutes, blued steel beetle and poker hands, arch-form aperture for alarm indication, set by arbor at 6 o'clock • the inner case finely pierced and engraved with foliage and scrolls inhabited by a grotesque mask, stamped with case marker mark of script D.A, second case with fine chased repoussé work signed A. Romer F. centered by scene depicting the Adoration of the Magi with Mary and the baby Jesus as well as Joseph, other figures and animals in the background, surrounded by finely chased and engraved scrolls and foliage with pierced floral decorations to outermost edge, outer case covered in shagreen now lacking, with pierced holes for sound • signed on movement and dust cover Walter Partrige, London, with chased second case signed A. Romer F. and stamped D.A, both the inner and second cases hallmarked London 1756
diameters: outer case, 19cm.; second case, 17cm.; inner case, 14.5cm.