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Made by the well-known partnership of Thomas Mudge and William Dutton, the 11/2in (4cm) dial featured Roman numerals, the dust cap was signed Thos Mudge W Dutton London and the movement signed Tho Mudge W Dutton 765 London.

The finely enamelled but chipped outer case featured a lady with a cherub on her breast, initialled SMM. Estimated at £2500-4500, on April 26 it sold to the London trade in the room bidding against a telephone bidder for £25,000 plus 15 per cent buyer’s premium, including VAT.