Jewellery and Watches (6 September 2016)

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Date of Auction: 6th September 2016

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

An 18ct gold open face pocket watch and 18ct gold Albert chain, the open faced pocket watch with white enamel dial, black Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, the 3/4 plate key-wound movement signed ‘Rich. Hornby, 41 Pool Lane, Liverpool’ and numbered ‘26987’, the gold cuvette bearing presentation inscription, engine-turned case hallmarked for Chester, 1848, the uniform curb-link Albert chain with swivel and ring bolt clasp terminals, stamped ‘18’, in semi fitted case signed ‘Penlington & Batty, Liverpool & Manchester’, watch diameter 4.9cm, chain length 37.5cm. £800-1000

Condition Report

The dial has two hairline fractures running right across the dial vertically, also there has previously been chipping to the edge of the dial and this has been repaired, running from 3-5 o’clock and 10-12 o’clock. The glass is fine. The movement will not wind (possibly over wound) and will require some attention. The case shows wear to the engine-turning, particularly around edges, but shuts securely. The chain show general light surface wear. Watch weighs 86gm, chain weighs 24gm. The exterior of the travel case is quite tired and worn, with much scuffing and holes to the leather. We recommend all watches purchased at auction will require a full service.