10-31-2015 10-31-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2857M Marlborough
October 31, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

F.B. Adams & Sons 18kt Gold Open Face Lever Watch

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2857M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 31, 2015 10:00AM


F.B. Adams & Sons 18kt Gold Open Face Lever Watch, London, No. 70666, c. 1850, the Roman numeral dial (hairlines) with sunk seconds and fleur-de-lis blued-steel hands, rear hallmarked lid marked 18, with crown, leopard's head, and date stamp of 1848, H/W.F. and 666, gilt full-plate jeweled key-wind and set movement signed F. B. Adams & Sons/St. Johns Square/London/No. 70666, lever escapement, maintaining power, bi-metallic balance, engraved balance cock with grotesque mask and diamond endstone, screwed jeweled chatons and dust cover, dia. 50 mm, 121 g.
Estimate $800-1,000

hairlines on dial in lower section, movement starts but sluggish, plain gold case with some wear along band, small ding on band, slight surface scratches on back consistent with age, slight evidence of inscription polished out on "cuvette".

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