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LOT 12  Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, 13th November 1999

Terroux l'Aîné à Genève, No. 217 64, completed onJuly 7, 1764.Fine and rare 20K gold, quarter repeating watch guillochée à gros grains.

C. Double body, Louis XV, engine-turned in a basketwork pattern. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring. Gold Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with conical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with polished steel end-stone. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant.Signed on the dial and back plate.Diam. 44 mm.

C. Double body, Louis XV, engine-turned in a basketwork pattern.
D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring. Gold Louis XV hands.
M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with conical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with polished steel end-stone. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant.Signed on the dial and back plate.Diam. 44 mm.

CHF 5,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 6,325


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: * 4 - 5
Dial: 4 - 6 - 01

Notes

This very good example of the highest quality of basketwork engine-turning made in Geneva was chosen by Eugène Jaquet to illustrate the high relief type of engine-turning so-called gros grain in his book: Les Cabinotiers Genevois, Charles Rhor Edition, Bienne, p. 71.Although engine-turning in a basketwork pattern was very popular on the Continent towards 1760, in particular in France where it was used by very eminent makers such as Pierre Le Roy, high relief examples of this type so-called à gros grains were apparently only produced in Geneva.