Ottoman Turkish Market Silver Pocket Watch C1845 Tughra Dial
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OTTOMAN TURKISH MARKET Silver POCKET WATCH c1845 TUGHRA DIAL Description
OTTOMAN TURKISH MARKET Silver POCKET WATCH c1845 TUGHRA DIAL
Superb antique pocket watch made for the Ottoman Turkish market during the 19th century. Swiss movement & case, made for Turkey but imported into England in 1845. Enamel dial with the Tughra of the Turkish Sultan in a gold painted crest below the 12. Accompanied by an associated silver plated chain & watch key.
Fabulous hand painted dial with Islamic style Arabic numerals with hours & minutes. The case is solid silver, the inner case is silver plated.
The hand painted enamel dial marked with Turkish Tughra crest.
The movement is engraved with a Turkish inscription in Arabic. Also maker AWH'Marke de Fabrique' stamp.
This watch appears to have been assayed twice on entry to England! Fine Ottoman Turkish Flags crest engraved to the inside of the rear silver casing with continental 800 silver grade mark (minimum 800 guarantee). Full English import marks for the London assay office; lion silver mark (925 sterling); date letter U for the year 1895. The front casing has the AWH'Marke de Fabrique' stamp; 800; Swiss silver stamp; English lion silver stamp (sterling); date letter k for the year 1845.
Silver plated inner case stamped METAL 99450.
Measures 50mm diameter.
Condition poor!! The movement is not ticking. The case has many dents & dings. There are some solder repairs to the silver case. The enamel dial has a hairline crack. General wear & rubbing. Despite the scruffy condition this remains a beautiful & charming antique object.
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