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, onyx; enamel over engraving, painted enamel, champlevé enamel, engraving, notching

    Diameter 4.2 cm, thickness 1.4 cm

    On the movemeny in oval shield "Markwick Markham Perigal LONDON 23022"


    Mechanical pocket onion-type watch in gold case, with repeater start lever in the form of a bolster with ring, decorated with enamel and a diamond insert. The painted image of a flower bouquet on turquoise background in ornately shaped medallion, highlighted by white and translucent red enamel is on the case surface. The slotted belt covered with multicolor enamel with floral patterns comprised of lush leafy scrollwork with flower tips, with medallions of pluripetalous rosettes and music attributes (mandolin and horns) emphasizes the side.

    The dial is gold, adorned with engraved floral pattern in the centre. The marks of the hours scale are black, the hands are gold. Two scales are on the dial: the minutes one is divided with dots into 60 graduations, and the hours one is divided into 12 partitions with the Turkish-Osmania typeface numerals. The bezel is rimmed with the engraved floral pattern belt 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 quarter repeater. The watch is key winded; the hands are key-set.

    The key grip is adorned with onyx inserts. Two winding keys are in the set.

    “Onion-type” watch is a pocket watch of solid shape, in the form of a ball, or an onion, as a rule, with verge escapement that requires a certain space between mounting plates for its placement (i.e. the base of the clockwork).

    Intended for the Ottoman Empire market.


    Intended for the market of the Ottoman Empire