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Watchmakers in the Douglas Family

 

James Douglass of Chertsey ca 1733 - 1805 

James Douglass watch

 

An 18th Century English verge in silver pair cases.  Full plate fire gilt movement with square baluster pillars.  Pierced and engraved cock, pierced and engraved foot and plate for the silver regulator disc.  Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Plain three arm steel balance, blue steel spiral hairspring. White enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, later blue steel beetle and poker hands. Matching silver pair cases, silver pendant and bow, makerís mark "IR".

Reproduced Courtesy of Pieces of Time http://www.antique-watch.com

Sold for £1150

 

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