Important Watches, Wristwatches and c...

Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

LOT 105

Del. Schepcke, hlger. du Roy a Varsovie, circa 1780. Very rare and fine gold and enamel quarter repeating watch.

CHF 8,000 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 7,475

C. Two body, finely engraved and pierced bezels with chased green and gold glazed motifs surrounding an oval panel decorated in polychrome enamel with a scene of a young lady in a mood of contemplation. D. White enamel, Roman and Arabic hour and minute numerals, winding aperture at 2 o'clock. Pierced diamond- set hands. M. Gilt full plate, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain 3-arm polished steel balance, flat spring with regulator. Continental cock. Quarter repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant with a-tact lever and a-toc thumb piece. Signed on the dial and movement. In very good condition. Diam.47mm.

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Baillie records Daniel Schepcke as clockmaker to the King working in Warsaw in the mid-18th Century. Polish signatures on 18th Century watches are rare.