Lawrences Auctioneers Ltd

Lot 923

Barraud. 18ct gold cased dumb half quarter repeating pair cased pocket chronometer, signed to the back plate Barraud's, Cornhill, London, No. 720, the enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds, signed Barraud's London, No. 720, the case hallmarked London 1815 and engraved with the arms of King George IV for whom the watch is reputed to have been made, 55mm diameter. See reference to this on the accompanying sale invoice from Louis Desoutter, dated 28th September 1927

Provenance - The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times
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