Description

    Arlander Dobson London Fine Gold Repousse Pair Cased Verge with Chatelaine, circa 1750
    Case: 50 mm, plain gold inner case, Repousse 20k gold inner with elaborate garden motif and rococo scrolls and scallops, gilt two panel chatelaine with cherubs, winding key and intaglio fob
    Dial: enamel, Roman chapters, black minute track, Arabic five minute numerals, steel beetle and poker hands
    Movement: fire gilt verge fusee, baluster pillars, pierced winged cock with mask and diamond endstone, pierced silver frame around the disc regulator, signed and numbered silver plaque
    Signed: Dobson London on the dial and movement

    Arlander Dobson is a listed as having the "Eminent" enameled watch in the Victoria and Albert South Kensington Museum as well as a repeating watch in the Dennison collection



    Condition Report*:

    Type: Arlander Dobson London Fine Gold Repousse Pair Cased Verge with Chatelaine
    Dial: signed enamel, Roman hours, Arabic fives
    Hands; steel beetle and poker
    Metal: 20k gold cases, gilt chatelaine
    Case Info: plain inner, repousse outer
    Case Width: 50 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: fine fire gilt, verge fusee, pierced winged cock with mask and diamond endstone, baluster pillars, pierced silver top plate around regulator, signed and numbered 801 on a silver plaque
    Circa: 1750
    Condition: movement very good, gilt finish very very good, inner case very good, outer is very good (tiny pin holes evident at high points when viewed from the inside into light) dial good but flaked near center hole, chatelaine good, intaglio is scratched


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