The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 262

Barthelemy Cuper A Blois, circa 1630.Very fine and rare silver single-hand pendant watch.

CHF 25,000 - 30,000

USD 15,000 - 18,000

Sold: CHF 50,600

C. Two-body, 'bassine' with curved band, cast and entirely chased in high relief with flowers, tulip pendant, loose ring. D. Gilt ring with Roman chapters and heart-shaped half-hour markers fixed on a silver plate engraved with inhabited foliage, in the centre a town scene. Blued-steel 'tulip' hand. M. 27.8 mm o, gilt brass full plate, vase pillars, fusee and gut-line for the going train, verge escapement, two-arm steel balance, elongated gilded pinned cock, pierced and engraved, wheel and clickset-up with similarly pierced and engraved cock.Signed on the back plate.Diam. 35 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, pages 58-59.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3 - 6
Movement: 3 - 5 - 6*
Dial: 3 - 01


Barthélémy Cuperwho descended from a family of watchmakers, settled in Blois in 1613. In an act of 1618 he is described as 'watchmaker to the Queen'. He was named 'juré' in 1632, and died in 1638. His two sons, Jacques and Barthélémy, also became watchmakers.