A musical coach watch by Jos. Martineau Senior
Highly important and magnificient silver pair cased quarter repeating, hour striking musical coach watch made for the turkish market. De movement signed « Jos. Martineau Senior » and case signed « C.H. » for Christopher Heckel. Hallmarked 1745/46.
The original cast of the case is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England. The original design of the case is in « The Yale center for British Art, Paul Mellon collection », USA.
Now in a private italian collection.
« Rococo Art and Design in Hogarth’s England » in the « Victoria & Albert museum », London, England. From the 16/05/1986 to 30/09/1986.
Diameter : 146 mm