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18kt Gold Massey Lever Watch by Litherland, Davies & Company

Auction:
2502
Lot:
442
Sold for:
$830$700

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

Description:

18kt Gold Massey Lever Watch by Litherland, Davies & Company, Liverpool, serial #9,898, circa 1820, tapered balance cock engraved with flowers and Patent on the table, serpentine foot inscribed Lever Detached, three wheel train with round steel balance, the fusee with maintaining power, white enameled dial with black Roman chapters and gilt spade hands, case stamped TH&JH (Thomas & John Helsby) and bearing the Chester hallmark for 1822, overall dia. 52 mm.
Estimate $700-900

In contemporary, but not original case, chip on dial at 2 o'clock, engine turned back quite rubbed.

Keywords

Litherland, Davies & Company, round steel balance, John Helsby, Chester, Clocks, Horology, Measurement, Time, Watches