RICHARD DITCHFIELD, LONDINI. A SPLENDID SILVER AND TORTOISESHELL PAIR CASED PRE-BALANCE SPRING VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1680

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Lot №: 91769
Estimate: $8,387 - 8,387
06 July 2017
Sold price
$10,483

Description

Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved screwed-on balance cock and long oval foot, flat balance, worm and wheel set-up, fusee and chain, elaborately pierced floriate pillars and foot to the stop work, signed Richard Ditchfield, Londini
Dial: silver champlevé with long Roman numerals against a stippled ground, inner ring with quarter hour divisions, rosette to the centre, blued steel tulip hand, gilded outer ring
Cases: plain silver inner case, split bezel for glass retention, plain ring pendant, indistinct maker's mark • tortoiseshell outer case, the back centred with an inlaid silver Tudor rose surrounded by stylised silver wire wreath, decorative small silver roundels to the bezels   
diameter of outer case 52mm, inner case 46mm