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Edwardian Guilloché Enamel & Diamond Monogram Half-Hunter Pocket Watch

Edwardian Guilloché Enamel & Diamond Monogram Half-Hunter Pocket Watch



DATE: Edwardian, c.1935

A superb antique gold pocket watch with a guilloché enamelled half-hunter case and diamond monogram to the reverse. The enamel work is peachy pink coloured, with blue roman numerals, and the monogram reads EP. It's crafted in 18 karat yellow gold with details of the original retailer engraved inside: Wilson & Gill, 134 Regent Street, London.

Wilson & Gill was founded in 1892 when Mr Wilson and Mr Gill opened their first jewellery shop on Regent Street London, the sign above the shopfront read: 'Manufacturing Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, Wilson & Gill', although in the early days the focus was mainly on silversmithing in the classic late Victorian styles. In 1928, the company having expanded to include two generations of the Clarke family (Victor, Lawson, and Raphael), they patented the 'Classic Jumbo' cigarette lighter which was the first lighter to use a second wheel to strike the flint allowing the user to avoid getting their hands dirty. 1935 say them patent the 'Master Incolor' cocktail shaker, described as:

"... a classic of Art Deco streamlined design with several unique features
The rotating drum displayed eight popular cocktail recipes of the day, and the "magical" spout was designed to ensure no spillage"

Examples of the shaker are much sought-after today, considered a classic of its time they came in a range of bright colours.

In 1953 the Queen's coronation procession passed right in front of the Regent Street showroom, so the jewellers invited customers to watch from the shop, removing the windows and displays to make space for tiered seating - and even commissioned an exact replica of the Imperial State Crown to mark the occasion (I'm guessing without the 2868 diamonds, 5 rubies, 11 emeralds, 17 Sapphires, 73 Pearls...


3.4 x 2.7cm




Stamped 18c


Very good, enamel is pristine. Light gold patina. Please note it's currently with our watchmaker for a service so allow two weeks before shipping