A rare gold and enamel pre-hair spring verge watch
- diameter 33 mm
• gilt full plate verge movement, signed Isaac Gravelle, turned pillars, chain fusee, scrolling blued steel brackets for the worm and wheel set-up, finely pierced and engraved cock with long foot • white enamel chapter ring with Roman numerals, inner polychrome enamel wreath of flowers, the centre of green translucent enamel over chiselling, single hand • case with polychrome enamel band of flowers en ronde bosse, the inside case back with portrait of a gentleman in a feathered helmet against a light blue background
For similar watches but by Charles Bobinet and Pieter Visbach, see: Sotheby's, The Belin Collection, 29th November 1979, lot 59 and Baillie, Watches, 1929, p.138 pl. XXXV, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.