Lot 4217. Pocket watch: a unique, early English Spindeluhr with Pietra-Dura mosaic, gold case and date, Martineau, London, CA. 1750

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13.06.2020   16:30 UTC +01:00
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Lot 4217 | Pocket watch: a unique, early English Spindeluhr with Pietra-Dura mosaic, gold case and date, Martineau, London, CA. 1750
About: Ø53mm, approx. 107g, double casing, outer casing is of the utmost rarity, metal housing with enamel paint decoration and very fine, extremely delicate Pietra-Dura mosaic work made of Gold and mother-of-pearl, extremely fine work, the Central representation of a butterfly, high quality gold case, a minimum of 18K gold, case maker-hallmark BRV, fine English spindle factory with the preload on the worm screw, the whole of the failed pillars and fancy platinum decoration, signed Martineau of London, a glorious base of the dial, also made of Gold and also signed, date window, steel with a very nice blued hands, fully functional, small defects on the outer housing, in this embodiment, an absolute rarity. Although Martineau signed, this watch is most likely from Joseph Martineau Senior. He was as important and Royal London clockmaker known and probably died around 1770, although there were then still watches with his famous signature. Its watches can be found in numerous museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, or the Mathematical Physical Salon in Dresden. Typical of Joseph Martineau Senior, its fantastic housing, often with deposits of stone or of special leather and enamel paint decoration. No more pocket watch this time with a Pietra-Dura mosaic work is known. It is a absolute rarity and a definite collector's watch.

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