Lot 752 (Watches, 3rd July 2018)
Sold for £1,300
No key to test if this is in working condition at the present time.
Inner case is scratched with dents to the reverse.
Paint bubbled and cracked on the hour markers.
Both hands intact.
Outer case in generally worn condition.
Release button is dented.
Outer case weighs 24.7g
RARE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD PAIR CASED KEY WIND POCKET WATCH the movement signed Ann Kirk Nottingham, the round gold coloured dial with Roman numerals in black, railroad outer seconds track in black and with outer Arabic numerals, with PIGGOT to the centre, blued steel hands, the inner case with worn hallmarks to the interior, 48mm outer case moulded and with biblical figural decoration in high relief to the caseback, the outer case unmarked, 100.8g gross
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