18thc.  Pair Cases for Clockwatch

Stock No. P049

English, c1780
Huge pair cases & movement dustcover for coachwatch, 140 mm.

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Very rare pair cases for a late 18thc. English coachwatch.

MOVEMENT DUST COVER : Gilt brass, 98 mm.
Engraved and pierced gilt brass, with large steel ‘C’ clip. Engraved :
Paul Rimbault
Denmark Street
Soho
LONDON

Three winding apertures, one marked S/F.

Some wear to the gilding and some tarnishing but otherwise ok.

INNER CASE : Gilt brass, 120 mm., with maker’s mark TH.
Inner diameter 107 mm, inner depth to dial plate base 37 mm.

Wonderfull bow and stem, engraved throughout (musical motifs) and pierced to the band. Two winding apertures

Good condition throughout. The hinge is fine, though missing the pin. No crystal. Very little wear to the gilding, mostly to the stem and bow.

OUTER CASE : Gem set gilt brass, 120 mm.
Engraved and pierced to the band and bezel. Two winding apertures, with large sliding shutter. White crystal borders to the bezel and centre of the back, and a large crystal forming the catch button.

The centre of the back, within the crystal border, would originally have been ornamented in some way (enamel or painted plaque) but this is now missing.

Good condition throughout. The hinge is fine and the bezels snaps shut, though is a little bent. The gilding shows a little wear and two of the large crystals is missing from the bezel (though the smaller crystals on the back are complete).

Paul Rimbault is listed at this address in London between 1770 and 1785.