Description

    French Rare Oignon Alarm, Leda & the Swan Repoussé Case, circa 1720
    Case: silver, 60 mm, five joint boxed hinge, finely pierced back with profiles raised within cartouches, repouseé scene depicting Leda and the Swan on the back, scrolls and scallop patterns on the bezel
    Dial: champlevé silver with large Roman chapters, central rotating disc for the alarm with Arabic numerals, blued steel time and alarm hands
    Movement: fire gilt full plate, baluster pillars, pierced and engraved two footed balance cock, steel end cap, pierced top plate with blued screws and silver disc regulator, engraved barrel for the alarm spring, double ended yoke style hammer striking on inner steel bell




    Condition Report*:

    Type: French Rare Oignon Alarm, Leda & the Swan Repoussé Case
    Dial: champleve, Roman
    Hands; blued steel
    Metal: silver
    Case Info: oignon, pierced
    Case Width: 60 mm
    Watch Movement: fire gilt full plate, baluster pillars, pierced and engraved two footed balance cock, steel end cap, pierced top plate with blued screws and silver disc regulator, engraved barrel for the alarm spring, double ended yoke style hammer striking on inner steel bell
    Circa: 1720
    Condition: movement is good, ticking and alarm is striking, dial is very good, case is good, missing the crystal


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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