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    George Graham London Gold Cylinder Fusee, No. 6561, circa 1740
    Case: 18k gold, engine turned hinged back and bezel, solid gold fixed inner dust lid, deeply carved band, pendant and bow, 48 mm, glass crystal
    Dial: gold with raised rose gold Roman numerals, gold spade hands, multicolor flowers and leaves on the edge
    Movement: No. 6561, gilt full plate, baluster pillars, pierced and engraved single footed winged balance cock with mask, diamond endstone, steel cylinder escape wheel, silver disc regulator
    Signed: Geo. Graham London on the movement and gilt dust cap

    Note: George Graham is one of the most eminent English makers. He was an assistant to Tompion from 1696 and in partnership with him until 1713. Graham is credited with the improvement and perhaps even the invention of the cylinder escapement.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: George Graham London Gold Cased Cylinder Fusee, No. 6561
    Dial: gold with multicolor trim
    Hands; gold spades
    Metal: 18k gold
    Gram Weight: 117.7
    Case Info: three body, solid gold inner dust cover
    Case Width: 48 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 6561, gilt full plate, baluster pillars, pierced and engraved single footed winged balance cock with mask, diamond endstone, steel cylinder escape wheel, silver disc regulator
    Circa: 1740
    Condition: movement is very good, later case and dial are both in very choice condition


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    19th Saturday
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