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Silver Pocket Chronometer Consular Case Watch by Litherland, Whiteside & Company

Auction:
2502
Lot:
450
Sold for:
$3,318$2,800

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

Description:

Silver Pocket Chronometer Consular Case Watch by Litherland, Whiteside & Company, Liverpool, serial #4395, hallmarked 1807, bell shaped balance cock, engraved with flowers on the table, curved foot engraved with foliage, bi-metallic compensated balance in the manner of Pennington with blued steel helical spring, the fusee with maintaining power and Earnshaw spring detent escapement, white enameled dial with black Roman chapters and gold spade hands with 60 seconds subsidiary dial, silver case stamped EI (Edward Jones) and bearing the Chester hallmark for 1807, overall dia. 53 mm.

Provenance: Formerly the property of General Sir John Gibbon, made for his ancestor Edward Gibbon of Liverpool who was a whiskey distiller.

Note: This case features a concealed catch for the front bezel to eliminate accidental setting of the time.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

No significant repairs, replacements or condition concerns.

Keywords

Litherland, Whiteside & Company, Edward Jones, blued steel helical spring, Chester, John Gibbon, Clocks, Horology, Measurement, Time, Watches