Description

    Czapek i Spólka No. 1315 Rare Gold Pendant Watch, The Wounded Virgin Case Motif, circa 1846
    Case: four body, 18k yellow gold, coin edge, 33 mm, back engraved with the Virgin under the Cross, a sword in her chest, foliate border, hinged gold cuvette, signed and numbered
    Dial: white enamel, radial Roman numerals, six o'clock position aligned with the pendant, Breguet moon hands
    Movement: caliber 4 (per Patek classification), frosted gilt, cylinder escapement, three arm gilt balance with flat balance spring, signed Czapek et Cie, Geneve

    Note: The wounded Virgin was a symbol of Poland's situation after the partition and the 1830 insurrection. Many women wore watches with this image as reminders of their sons or husbands who had died in the fight for independence.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Czapek i Spólka No. 1315 Rare Gold Pendant Watch, The Wounded Virgin Case Motif
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals
    Hands; Breguet moon
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 22.7
    Case No: 1315
    Case Info: four body, signed gold cuvette
    Case Width: 33 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: caliber 4 (per Patek classification), frosted gilt, cylinder escapement, three arm gilt balance with flat balance spring
    Circa: 1846
    Condition: movement is good, case is good, some looseness to the back cover center hinge tube, dial is good, tiny faint hairline at center


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