A gold, enamel and rock crystal pair cased watch.

The watch, which is 17th Century in origin and is thought to have belonged to John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700), was fitted in the 18th Century with a cylinder movement, no. 1415, by John Fladgate of London; the signature and number repeated on the dust cover. The outer gold-mounted case is of rock crystal with the original enamel lid of the watch inserted into the front cover. A continuous scene encircles the case and the later white enamel chapter ring which surrounds a landscape scene. The back of the case has a polychrome enamel miniature of the Judgement of Paris. The watch is 48mm in diameter.

REFERENCE: WAT04029

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