Stock No. : 0544
Markham & Peter Upjohn
Gilt & horn triple cases
This is a very small English, gilt and horn, triple cased pocket watch, with Turkish dial. It has a verge escapement fusee movement, and was made around 1780. it is in very good condition.
MOVEMENT : Nicely gilded movement with very ornate pillars, and engraved and pierced balance cock. The movement is fully signed and numbered (4710). It is in good original condition and is running well.
DIAL : The signed enamel dial, with Turkish numerals, is only about 30 mm in diameter. It is in excellent condition with just some surface scratches and some tiny chips around the edge. No repairs.
INNER CASE : Gilt on brass. The very high dome bull’s eye crystal is fine. The case is in very good condition with no repairs and just a little wear to the gilding on the bow. The hinge is fine and the case closes nicely. Signed WJ. Diameter 34 mm.
MIDDLE CASE : Diameter 43 mm. and again gilt on brass. The hinge and catch are fine and the case is in excellent condition with just wear to the gilding on the catch button.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 51.75 mm. Gilt with painted horn covering. Again in very good condition. The bezel has some very small chips to the horn around the edge but no pins missing. The back has some scrapes to the horn surface and just 3 pins missing. The hinge and catch are fine.
Peter Upjohn is listed in Clerkenwell, London from 1778. Robert Markham is listed in London up to 1780 and in partnership with James Marwick made many watches of this type for the middle eastern market.