Jewellery & Watches
The Canterbury Auction Galleries has a strong Jewellery Department which comprises all styles of jewellery from single rings and brooches to large mixed lots. Jewellery and watch sales are included regularly in our auctions every 8 weeks. Both modern and antique jewellery is accepted for our sales and can be brought in on one of our free valuation mornings every Friday and Monday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 10am – 1pm, by appointment.
Highlights of previous sales include this fine late 18th Century gentleman's gilt brass cased "Memento Mori" pocket watch by George Flote of Islington, No 127, and dated 1791, the 52mm white enamel dial finely decorated in black with central shield pattern cartouche, decorated with a cockerel, an owl and a skull and crossbones, flanked by a standing figure of "Father Time" and a trumpeting classical female, the central circular dial with Arabic numerals and fine gold hands with central half second indicating sweep second hand, the movement with duplex escapement and finely pierced and engraved watch cock, the centre set with a rose diamond and the lower section decorated with oval profile of a gentleman, with fine chain fusee, plain turned pillars and fitted dust cap, contained in good quality gilt brass double opening case and central release button within bow, 65mm diameter overall, (case makers mark star above W.M) and with later ivory handled winding key for same
Note: George Flote recorded working London 1805-1808, maker of beautiful clocks and unusual watches
Sold for £9,800
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