18ct gold and enamel pair case, open face quarter repeating pocket watch. Made for the Turkish Market. Circa 1818
18ct gold and enamel pair case, open face quarter repeating pocket watch. Made for the Turkish Market. Circa 1818
18ct gold and enamel pair case, open face quarter repeating pocket watch. Made for the Turkish Market. Circa 1818
18ct gold and enamel pair case, open face quarter repeating pocket watch. Made for the Turkish Market. Circa 1818
18ct gold and enamel pair case, open face quarter repeating pocket watch. Made for the Turkish Market. Circa 1818
18ct gold and enamel pair case, open face quarter repeating pocket watch. Made for the Turkish Market. Circa 1818
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18ct gold and enamel pair case, open face quarter repeating pocket watch. Made for the Turkish Market. Circa 1818

Edward Prior
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  • Brand: Edward Prior, London
  • Circa: 1818
  • Model: Open face
  • Reference: N/A
  • Calibre: N/A
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Highly decorated enamel pair case. Pierced and engraved inner gold and enamel case with enamel vignettes on the case band and a floral scene on the reverse with an aperture for winding. Enamel case tube and moon stone pommel on repeating plunger. Outer gold and enamel case with scalloped and enamel edging, ruby button and enamel scene on the reverse with a view of the Bosporus at sunset with two ships and a fort. Complete with gold and enamel chatelaine.
  • Dial: White enamel dial with outer minute track featuring black Eastern Arabic numerals and half hour markers with gold beetle and poker hands
  • Case dimensions: Diameter 44 mm | Thickness 21 mm
  • Bracelet/strap: N/A
  • Accessories: N/A
  • Web reference: 9119

Essay: Edward Prior (c. 1800-1868) was a reputed watch and clock maker in London. His designs are known as being targeted for the Turkish market as evidenced by his use of multiple cases, a feature which was popular in Turkey at the time.