This is an exceptionally rare, British antique blood red guilloche enamel ladies pocket watch, complete with bow chatelaine (watch pin or brooch) in the original presentation box. This beautiful piece was made by Walter Cross Manufacturing and Watchmaker, London England. The pin is marked 800 silver and my watch maker says that the watch case is gold filled. An incredible collector piece (c.1850 - 1860) and even more so with the original red leather box which in and of itself is quit lovely. The numbers 33 and 34 are etched on the inside of the watch casing. Walter Cross is a British watchmaker and my watch maker added that this is an Vienna, Austria Cylinder Movement. On the satin, in gold lettering is says Walter Cross Manufacturing Watchmaker and Jeweller; 62. High St. Bloomsbury; 8 Holywell St. Strand and 29 St. Martins Lane, Charing, London. More Great Watches
CONDITION: The condition is excellent. The guilloche enamelling is in great/mint condition. There is light soiling limited to the lining of the box. The watch itself is in mint condition and the movement needs the balance staff replaced.
SIZE: This stunning set is a total height of 60 cm or 2 3/4 inches including the chatelaine pin. The watch is 29 cm or 1 1/4 inches across round.
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Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
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My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.