Hey folks. This time I need help from YOU
I am in the phase of restoring this 1938 Hamilton 'Sherwood' in 10K solid gold.
The watch is simply "state of the art" American horology in every aspect;
The dial is Sterling silver with applied solid gold numerals and even the print is hard enamel.
It has a 982 manual wind caliber which is an amazing creation and one of Hamilton's best made, cased in this elegant Art Deco streaming 10K gold case.
I enclosed the catalog photo of the model as my question and photos are in regards to the case only and the movement is disassembled at this moment.
The above preface was the least interesting part :-D
Turning the case around, I discovered one of the most amazing hand engravings I have ever seen.
I sold well over 1000 different pre-60s American made watches so far, of which at least a third were Hamiltons.
Never seen anything so detailed as this engraving.
It appears to be a lady, with two boys (or a boy and a girl) in what looks like a floral environment inside an Art Deco inspired gate with 19 39 (year) and initials at the bottom.
All this in half the size of a gents caseback (!).
Was wondering if anyone could point out anything about this particular design, is it inspired by something famous (I have a strong feeling it does but can't point the finger).