25,000 - 35,000 CHF
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AN RARE GOLD AND AGATE QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH EN SUITE WITH CHATELAINE AND ETUI
- Ivory tablet
- diameter 47.5 mm, overall length of watch and chatelaine 200 mm, overall length of etui and chatelaine 195 mm
• gilt full plate verge movement signed C Cabrier, London, pierced and engraved balance cock, repeating on a bell • signed and numbered dust cap • white enamel dial, Roman and Arabic numerals • pierced and engraved inner case, outer agate case with engraved decoration • matching agate chatelaine with chased and engraved decoration depicting Mars and Venus, chains suspending agate set crank key and blackamoor seal • the etui suspended from a matching gold and agate-set chatelaine hung with two timbles • the etui containing scissors, mirror, ivory memorandum slip, folding knife, tweezers combined with file, pencil holder and bodkin combined with snuff spoon
Charles Cabrier is recorded as a master of the Clockmaker's Company between 1757-72. Examples of his work can be found in the GuildHall Museum, London Museum and the Metropolotan Museum of Art, New York. A fine agate and diamond-set watch and chatelaine by Cabrier can be found in the Mathematische Physikalische Salon, Dresden. See Baillie G.H., Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p 49.