George V sterling silver travelling clock Chester, 1912, retailed by Asprey, London of square form with engine turned decoration fitted with an eight day clock. Height open 10 cm
engine turned. A form of decoration of an object by creating a repeating geometric pattern by turning in a special lathe, called a rose engine or decoration lathe. Engine turned decoration can be found decorating clocks and watches, ceramics, silver, jewellery and precious objects. Where an engine turned item has been enamelled, the term used to describe the decoration is usually guilloche.
George V. George V (1865 – 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 1910 until his death in 1936.
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