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

Auction:
2502
Lot:
443
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

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

Description:

18kt Gold Pair-Cased Massey Lever Watch by Litherland, Davies & Company, Liverpool, serial #10237, hallmarked 1822, bell-shaped balance cock engraved with flowers and marked Patent on the table, curved foot marked Detached, four wheel train with Massey Type III lever, round gold balance, fusee with maintaining power, cream enameled dial with black Roman chapters and gilt moon hands with 60-seconds subsidiary dial, 18kt gold case stamped TH&Co (Thomas Helsby & Co.) and bearing the Chester hallmark for 1822, overall dia. 54 mm.

Note: Outer case retains an original watch paper inscribed Litherland, Davis & Co., 37 Bold St., Liverpool, and Chronometers, Watches and Clocks.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Hairline crack through the subsidiary dial, minute and hour hands are probably replaced, curb pins relocated and pallet arbor moved slightly probably at time of manufacture.

Keywords

Litherland, Davies & Company, Thomas Helsby & Co., Chester, Litherland Davis & Co., Clocks, Horology, Measurement, Time, Watches, Wheel train