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    Abraham Colomby Early Quarter Hour Repeater with Enamel, Twotone Gold Case, circa 1760
    Case: 43 mm, 18k rose and green gold outer with polychrome portrait of mother and child, blue enamel background, outer rose flowers, cherubs and paste stones, plain inner case with piercings, steel bell
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals, black minute track, five minute numerals, silver paste set hands
    Movement: #3541, verge fusee, gilt, pierced single footed cock with mask, steel hammers striking on inner bell, cylindrical pillars, inner dust cap
    Signed: dial, movement and dust cap signed Abraham Colomby

    Note: Abraham Colomby is a maker of repute. Examples of his work appear in the Dennison collection, the S.K.M. collection, and the M.P.S.(Mathematische Physikalische Salon, Dresden)


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Abraham Colomby, Early multicolor gold and enamel cased quarter hour repeater
    Signed: Abraham Colomby
    Model: Verge fusee
    Dial: enamel. Roman, with Arabic five minutes
    Hands; silver fancy with paste stones
    Metal: 18K rose and green gold
    Gram Weight: 85.00 grams
    Case Info: pair case, outer with enamel, inner pierced
    Case Width: 43 mm
    Crystal: bulls eye, glass
    Watch Movement: verge with pierced single footed cock decorated with a mask, double steel hammers strike on inner bell, movement signed, gilt dust cap
    Circa: 1760
    Condition: dial is perfect, inner case and bell very good, repeat works, clear and strong ring, movement has good balance but chain is not attached (hook is present), outer case very good, very slight enamel lose, one paste stone missing on case and some on the bow, some surface scratches to portrait


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