One Of A Kind Robert Roskell Silver&enamel Watch For Imperial Russian Army C1879 For Sale
One of a kind Robert Roskell silver&enamel watch for Imperial Russian army c1879
I am happy to offer from my collection this One of a kind Robert Roskell silver&enamel watch for Imperial Russian army c1879.
The watch has been awarded for "Sharp ShootingPriz"to Colonel M.Salegin from 54th artillery Minsky Regiment.
The watch has a enamel hand painted miniature on glass in the middle of the dial,depicting Tsar Alexander II The Liberator and his wife Empress MariaAlexandrovna of Russia.
The watch comes with the original fited luxury wooden presentation box,and with the matching silver chain fob and key.
On the watch inner case is engraved in Russian "for prize sharp shooting to M.Salegin from 54th artilery Minsky regiment.16th Apr 1879".
The case is signed with the Imperial Russian import 84 silver hallmark
High ggrade movement.Big compensating balance wheel,precision regulator,ruby endstone on balance,fully jeweled,blue steel screws.
Perfect working order!
A rare and hard to find!
Free shipping to worldwide
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