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Charles Howse 18kt Gold Pair-case Watch

Auction:
3035M
Lot:
12
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3035M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Charles Howse 18kt Gold Pair-case Watch, London, c. 1788, with enamel arabic numeral dial, pierced gold hands, Liverpool-style dust cover marked "Howse London," chain fusee movement with cylinder escapement, pierced and engraved balance cock, and rear plate marked as the dust cover and "6056," in a pair case with engraved outer case, watch paper reading "Repaired by Samuel Norton Near Derby School Hingham," dia. 50 mm, 125 g.
Estimate $900-1,100

Dial free of chips or cracks. Watch complete but currently not running. Opening button on outer case worn through. Movement marked "Chas, Howase, London 6056"


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Charles Howse, Ancient Greek technology, Escapement, Fusee, Time, London