A late 19th century 18ct gold enamel hunter pocket watch

A late 19th century 18ct gold enamel hunter pocket watch, the 18ct gold case bearing vari shade enamel decoration, one side a monogram, and the other coat of arms and 'y ddraig goch a ddyry gychwyn' motto (the red dragon inspires action) with roman numeral markers, unsigned keyless movement, inner case signed 'J.W. Benson by special appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales, 25 Old Bond Street' case, bearing French assay marks, case diameter 37mm, gross weight 45.6g.

Provenance:

Inner cover engraving reads:

"Sarah E M Jones Williams

Birthday Gift

From Her Brother

Love Jones Parry MP

26th Novr 1868"

Sir Thomas Duncombe Love Jones Parry, 1st Baronet (1832-1891) Love Jones Parry was a colourful figure in Caernarfonshire, as both a landowner and the Liberal MP for the borough. Significantly, he was also one of the founders of the Welsh settlement at Patagonia.

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A late 19th century 18ct gold enamel hunter pocket watch, the 18ct gold case bearing vari shade enamel decoration, one side a monogram, and the other coat of arms and 'y ddraig goch a ddyry gychwyn' motto (the red dragon inspires action) with roman numeral markers, unsigned keyless movement, inner case signed 'J.W. Benson by special appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales, 25 Old Bond Street' case, bearing French assay marks, case diameter 37mm, gross weight 45.6g.

Provenance:

Inner cover engraving reads:

"Sarah E M Jones Williams

Birthday Gift

From Her Brother

Love Jones Parry MP

26th Novr 1868"

Sir Thomas Duncombe Love Jones Parry, 1st Baronet (1832-1891) Love Jones Parry was a colourful figure in Caernarfonshire, as both a landowner and the Liberal MP for the borough. Significantly, he was also one of the founders of the Welsh settlement at Patagonia.

This is a 'live online' auction - you can bid from the comfort of your own home using our free live bidding service. Our remote viewing service is available for this auction - click here for details

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