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    George Prior Silver and Tortoise Quad Case Verge with Mock Pendulum, circa 1780
    Case: outermost 95 mm case decorated with silver wires and beads, back with raised flowers and scrolls, secondary 80 mm tortoise and silver case, tortoise is applied in sections between decorative silver divisions, Inner silver pair cases
    Dial: white enamel with Turkish numerals, rose gold beetle and poker hands
    Movement: fire gilt full plate, verge fusee, mock pendulum with semi-circular opening revealing a brass bob, Egyptian pillars with ornately pierced galleries, pierced plate surrounding the silver disc regulator
    Signed: signed George Prior London on movement and dial, innermost case numbered to match the movement


    Condition Report*: Type: George Prior Silver and Tortiose Four Cased Watch with Mock Pendulum
    Signed: George Prior London
    Model: verge fusee
    Dial: enameled with Turkish numerals
    Hands; rose gold beetle and poker
    Metal: tortoise and mixed silver and silver plate
    Case Info: quad case, third with tortoise, fancy outer
    Case Width: 95 mm outer, 80 mm tortoise
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: fire gilt verge fusee, mock pendulum cock with semi-circular opening revealing a brass bob, Egyptian pillars with ornately pierced galleries, pierced plate surrounding the silver disc regualtor
    Circa: late 18th century
    Condition: cases overall very good, tarnish to the silver, dial very good with one small edge nick at twelve, light scratch, dial formerly expertly restored, movement complete but train spins fast if wound
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    December, 2008
    8th-10th Monday-Wednesday
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