Great news - the Sale is cancelled
See press release attached
" A cultural foundation of the Qatari state will compensate Sotheby's for the cancelled auction, and will receive one item from the museum's collection for a fixed-term loan for an exhibition in France. It is to be hoped...
I thought I might share this small ladies repeater.
This much I know…….
• Cylinder escapement
• Quarter repeater on gongs
• Eight holes garnished with rubies as it says
• Breguet hands
• Hand engraved on the back so no ugly finger marks on the foliate gold case.
Outside my suburban west London front door in the depths of bleak deep midwinter the winds of change blow and buffet.
My government has banned Christmas for the first time since 1647 and agreed a deal to leave (yes leave) the largest economic trade bloc in the world.( I do not say either...
I hope expect you have seen but David here has a good explanation of the relationship between Hewitt and Wycherley. Of course they both later folded into the lwc
Slightly off topic on the thread but you asked for more information on vaucher also spelt vauchez. I have looking at the maker too.
Sometimes “A Paris” and sometimes not
Recently I purchased the Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois written by Osvaldo Patrizzi published by Antiquorum...
Thank you for your interesting helpful comments.
@DrJon The insurance proceeds was around $900K I think so not a real issue for a museum with around $2-3m of income each year.
@ Ethan – I have written to AAMD to try to bring this to their attention. However this seems a rather US...
Did people see the article on Hodinkee about the sale at sothebys of 70 or so amazing Breguet works by the LA mayer museum?
Auction Report: Three Breguet Watches From The David Salomons Collection In The Mayer Museum Of Islamic Art Will Come Up At Sotheby's - HODINKEE...
It is worth remembering that copyright in the UK say for instance only lasts 70 years - the assumed average life of the author.
There are also rights of fair use ie not for commercial gain. I would suggest it is reasonable on a forum like this.
It is explained well here for English Law.
Great stuff Allan - a little random but on your topic re Prescot.
Names we recognise?
Well there are some names we recognise there Allan in your list of births and deaths mentioning “watchmakers” - which I am guessing is the point?
" Buried 1782 Joseph Hewitt, E. Watchmaker. (Buried Wife...
I thought I would share some pictures of this Waterbury series J.
The clickclack of the duplex escapement is so noisy that my wife will not have it in the bedroom!
Blued hands, engine turned caseback, delicate seconds subdial. Then and now it has the look and feel of a watch many times its...