Pocket Watches

Petite sonnerie striking quarter repeating pocket watch with key

    Petite sonnerie striking quarter repeating pocket watch with key

    Great Britain, London

    Circa 1800

    Markwick, Markham & Perigal

    Gold, enamel, glass, metal alloys, diamonds; enamel over engraving, painted enamel, engraving, punching

    4.2 х1.4 cm

    On the movement in oval: "Markwick Markham Perigal LONDON 23022".
    On the case: "IM 23022"


    Mechanical “onion” pocket watch in gold case, with a repeater lever in the shape of hub with ring, decorated with enamel and diamonds' inserts. The artistic depiction of floral bouquet on the case in the ornate medallion is emphasized with white and translucent red enamel. It is rimmed with the engraved sash of floral ornament filled with multi-colour enamel and consists of lush leafy scrollwork with flower tips, amplified with medallions of pluripetalous rosettes and music attributes (mandolin and horns).

     The dial is golden,  adorned with floral pattern in the centre. Numbers and graduations on the hours' scale are black, the hands are from gold. Two scales are on the dial: minutes' - divided with dots into 60 graduations, and hours' - divided into 12 graduations with the Turkish-Osmanli typeface numerals. The bezel is edged with the engraved floral pattern sash on bright green enamel background.

    The movement with balance wheel, verge escapement, two winding barrels; Petite Sonnerie hour and quarter chimes with two hammers onto the bell, chime stopper, and a quarter repeater. The watch is key winded, the same key is used to set the hands. The winding key’s finial is adorned with onyx inserts.


    Intended for the market of the Ottoman Empire