Watchmakers in the Douglas Family
James Douglass of Chertsey ca 1733 - 1805
A George III oak thirty-hour longcase
James Douglass, Chertsey, circa 1775
The posted countwheel bell striking single-handed movement with 10 inch square dial signed Jam's Douglass, Chertsey within a rococo scroll cartouche to the foliate engraved centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with squat cruciform half hour markers and scroll cast spandrels to angles, the case with cavetto cornice and three-quarter columns to hood above rectangular caddy moulded door to trunk, on plain plinth base with moulded skirt, 186cm (73ins) high. Sold in 2013 for £620.
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