Description

    Freres Esquivillon & De Choudens Gold & Enamel Pearl Set Quarter Hour Repeater, circa 1785
    Case: two body gold consular case, pearl set bezel, inner steel bell, back with a polychrome enameled scene depicting two young girls with a caged hen and chicks, gold floral and bird motifs on blue enameled grounds, 18k, 46 mm
    Dial: white enamel, gold openwork hands, Arabic numerals, star form minute marks
    Movement: gilt full plate fusee, strike activated from the pendant sounding on inner steel bell, No. 14900, later lever conversion, gold three arm solid balance wheel, blue Breguet spring, single footed balance bridge with straight regulator index



    Condition Report*:

    Type: Freres Esquivillon & De Choudens Gold & Enamel Pearl Set Quarter Hour Repeater
    Dial: white enamel, Arabic
    Hands; gold
    Metal: 18k gold
    Case Info: two body, polychrome enameled scene
    Case Width: 46 mm
    Crystal: glass bulls eye
    Watch Movement: gilt full plate fusee, strike activated from the pendant sounding on inner steel bell, No. 14900, later lever conversion, gold three arm solid balance wheel, blue Breguet spring, single footed balance bridge with straight regulator index
    Circa: 1785
    Condition: dial is good with a few hairlines in the six o'clock area, repeater chimes well, movement complete but not running, staff seems okay and fusee chain is okay, case has some enamel lose in the blue background areas and the white border, central scene with surface scratches, small hairline split in the gold edge below the area of the kneeling girl


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    18th Sunday
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