Description

    Robert Brandt, Silver Quarter Hour Repeater with Music and Rare Virgule Escapement, circa 1790
    Case: 61 mm, unmarked silver, hinged back and bezel, open face, gilt cuvette engraved with musical staff, floral engraved back
    Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, black minute marks, blue kite hands, signed Robert Brandt
    Movement: gilt full plate, virgule escapement, three arm un-cut balance, circular music drum with governor on the engraved top, visible polished steel repeat snails, racks and levers, repeat activated from the pendant sounding on inner gongs
    Signed: Robert Brandt on the dial


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Robert Brandt Rare 1/4 hour repeater with music and virgule escapement
    Signed: Robert Brandt
    Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals
    Hands; blue kite
    Metal: unmarked silver
    Case Info: floral engraved back, gilt cuvette
    Case Width: 61 mm
    Crystal: glass, bulls eye
    Watch Movement: rare, virgule escapement, gilt full plate, three arm un-cut balance, circular drum music set-up, exposed steel repeat snails and racks
    Circa: 1790
    Condition: Watch is ticking, music plays, repeat chimes but is sluggish, case is good,dial is good-some edge flakes under bezel, slight partial flake at center


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    20th Tuesday
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