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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 21, 1995
Robert Grinkin, circa 1625. Fine and rare early gilt brass and silver prebalance spring watch.
C. Oval double body , the silver band with foliage decoration, the outer cover engraved with the arms of John Stephens, Attorney general to Henry Prince of Wales and Charles I and the inner face with a laurel wreath. D. Silver chapter ring with Roman numerals applied on the gilt brass dial-plate engraved with inhabited foliage. Elaborate blued steel single hand. M. Hinged gilt brass oval full plate with round baluster pillars, the back plate with engraved foliate band on the border, fusee with gut-line, verge escapement, plain steel twoarm balance without spring, irregular florally pierced gilt brass cock secured by a pin, ratchet wheel set-up with matching cock. Signed on the back plate In good condition. Dim. 58 x 35 mm.