Jewellery and Watches (6 September 2016)

Date of Auction: 6th September 2016

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Estimate: £180 - £200

A ‘coin-silver’ cased pocket watch, by Waltham, the white enamel with signed ‘AWCo, Waltham’, with black Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, the centre over-painted in cream with Arabic numerals 13-24 in red, high bevelled glass, the full plate movement signed ‘Wm Ellery, Waltham, Mass’ and numbered ‘2211503’, the heavy case stamped ‘Fahys Coin No 1’, watch diameter 58mm, gross weight 171gm. £180-200

Footnote

Waltham produced many 1857 model watches which were cased in coin silver (from melted coinage), which differs from sterling silver, being only 90% pure.