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Jefferys & Jones (partnership 1769 - 1800)
Gold and enamel cased verge watch with en-suite châtelaine
Movement: Jefferys & Jones 2192, London, c. 1790
case; gold, enamel
case 47 mm diameter case 18.4 mm thickness movement 32.25 mm diameter pillar 4.1 mm height chatelaine 325 mm length
Case: Gold case with the bezel hinged at IX and the movement at XII. The bezel is decorated with a border of split pearls over a green guilloché ground. Within a border of split pearls, the back is decorated all over with a translucent green guilloché enamel design. Gold pendant with ribbed bow. The inside of the case is punched with a lion passant mark. Chatelaine: Decorated en-suite with the watch case, one end has a single hook for the watch. Two chains, consisting of alternating groups of gold links and pearls connect three rectangular hanger plates decorated in green guilloché translucent enamel. From a larger oval hanger, four chains have hooks, one inner of which is vacant. The remaining inner hook has an en-suite winding key. The outer two chains suspend conical cups decorated en-suite to which are attached short lengths of pearls and gold wire ringlets. Dial: A white enamel dial, pinned directly to the movement has an outer circle of dots for the minutes around radial Arabic hour numerals 1-12 with a plain circle inside. The watch winds through the dial at VI o'clock. Gold hour and minute hands with heart-shaped pointers. Movement: Gilt-brass plates with four ringed pillars. Gilt-brass barrel with set-up mounted under the dial. Fusee with chain and standard stop-work. Four wheel train, the centre wheel solid, the third wheel and contrate pinion recessed in the front plate. Verge escapement, the potence with a straight moulded foot. Polished steel three-arm balance with a wide flat rim. Spiral balance spring with Tompion regulator, the silver index disc engraved I-IV. The balance cock has a pierced and engraved foliate table of fan design with a vase at the junction. The solid foot is engraved with foliage. The movement is signed: Jefferys & Jones 2192 London Thomas Jefferys and ?? Jones, partnership 1769-1800, business in Cockspur Street, London.
Bequeathed by J. Francis Mallett, 1947.