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Pair of Gilt-metal Pair-Cased Rack Lever Watches with Complementary Dials by Litherland, Davies & Company

Auction:
2502
Lot:
437
Sold for:
$3,081$2,600

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Gilt-metal Pair-Cased Rack Lever Watches with Complementary Dials by Litherland, Davies & Company, Liverpool, circa 1800, serial #1396 and 1715, both approximately 63 mm overall with black Roman dials, pink gold balances, bell-shaped balance cocks, feet inscribed Patent and three wheel trains, the first signed P. Litherland & Co., escapement with one-way slide, unusual white enameled dial with minutes inside chapter ring, short minute hand and longer hour hand, subsidiary 15-seconds dial and case stamped NL (Nicholas Lee), the last signed Litherland & Co., unmarked case, movement with maintaining power to the fusee, three wheel train and two-way slide, conventional white enameled dial with gilt hands and subsidiary 15-seconds dial.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

No significant repairs, replacements or restoration. The first with slight rubbing on the case. No cracks or chips on dials.

Keywords

Litherland, Davies & Company, P. Litherland & Co, Nicholas Lee, Litherland & Co, Clock face, Clocks, Horology, Measurement, Time, Watches, Wheel train