Lawrences Auctioneers Ltd

Lot 906

Description:
Oval silver verge watch in 17th Century style, the front cover engraved with a scene of St. George and the dragon, the reverse with the Madonna and child, the dial with a single blue steeled hand and pierced and engraved decoration, similar to the case band, probably 19th Century, 78mm high

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.
Hammer:
£800
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Entries will be accepted from Monday 10th February to Friday 21st February 2020


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