Description

    Ls. Duchene & Fils Gold Musical Quarter Hour Repeater, circa 1820
    Case: 18k gold empire case, four body, gilt cuvette, back is engine turned with a ribbon initial circle at center, coin edge to the rim, slide lever on the rim to lock out the push pendant, music sound/silence lever protrudes from the cuvette edge, 56 mm
    Dial: gold engine turned center, Arabic numerals on raised white enamel circles separated by classical engraved leaves, white and black enameled minute track
    Movement: gilt full plate, three arm steel balance with polished steel end cap, free standing barrels for the time and music, cylinder escapement, hammers strike on inner case gong rods, music activates on the passing of the hours
    Signed: Ls. Duchene & Fils on the cuvette



    Condition Report*:

    Type: Ls. Duchene & Fils Gold Musical Quarter Hour Repeater
    Dial: gold, engine turned, Arabic numerals
    Hands; blued steel spade hands
    Metal: 18k gold
    Case Info: empire case, four body, gilt cuvette
    Case Width: 56 mm
    Crystal: glass, bulls eye crystal
    Watch Movement: gilt full plate, three arm steel balance with polished steel end cap, free standing barrels for the time and music, cylinder escapement, hammers strike on inner case gong rods, music activates on the passing of the hours
    Circa: 1820
    Condition: case is very good, dial is good, movement is good, runs, repeat working but a little sluggish on the quarters, music plays on the hour, cleaning and general servicing is recommended


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    26th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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