A beautiful little gold watch made for the Turkish market, in a very unusual case but with damage to the dial.
MOVEMENT : Very nice quality gilt verge movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock with diamond endstone. Signed “Markwick, Markham, Perigal, LONDON” and numbered (21567). Good condition and running well.
DIAL : 30 mm. Signed white enamel dial, unfortunately with a number of hairlines, scratches and small repairs on the edge at 7 and 11. Gold beetle and poker hands (the minute hand repaired).
INNER CASE : 33 mm, 18ct gold, hallmarks for London, 1813. Maker’s mark AN and also the same serial number as the movement. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut. Good condition throughout. Good high dome crystal with no damage.
OUTER CASE : 37.5 mm, 18ct gold. Beautifully engraved case with hallmarks matching the inner. Very unusual scalloped rims. The hinge is fine but the steeel catch has worn down so although the case closes, it doesn’t snap shut. Otherwise excellent condition with very little wear with no holes or repairs.
The total weight of the gold cases (with crystal) is 29 gms.
The partnership of Markwick, Markham and Perigal existed in London from 1751 until 1825.