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French, Royal Exchange
AN IMPRESSIVE AND HIGHLY DECORATED GOLD HUNTING CASED QUARTER REPEATING TWO-TRAIN CLOCKWATCH WITH CALENDAR AND DUPLEX ESCAPEMENT, MADE FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET 1845, NO. 9328
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 9,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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French, Royal Exchange
AN IMPRESSIVE AND HIGHLY DECORATED GOLD HUNTING CASED QUARTER REPEATING TWO-TRAIN CLOCKWATCH WITH CALENDAR AND DUPLEX ESCAPEMENT, MADE FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET 1845, NO. 9328
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 9,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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French, Royal Exchange
AN IMPRESSIVE AND HIGHLY DECORATED GOLD HUNTING CASED QUARTER REPEATING TWO-TRAIN CLOCKWATCH WITH CALENDAR AND DUPLEX ESCAPEMENT, MADE FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET 1845, NO. 9328
Movement: two train gilded and ornately engraved three-quarter plate,  duplex escapement, repeating on a gong, signed and numbered French, Royal Exchange, London, 9328
• Dial:  silver with foliate engraved decoration, applied gold floral decoration, gilt Roman hours, subsidiary chapter ring for date, blued crescent hands • signed and numbered French, Royal Exchange, London, 9328 
• Case: heavily and ornately engraved throughout, levers to adjust the day and date under the bezel, hallmarked London 1845, with case maker's mark LC for Louis Comtesse, Soho, London
diameter 57mm
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Santiago James Moore French was based at the Royal Exchange and Sweetings Alley in London. The dial and case are highly decorated throughout, with the inside and outside of each cover, including the cuvette, backplate of the movement, pendant and bow with fine and intricate foliate engraving. This style of decoration was especially popular in the Spanish and South American markets and the case maker of this watch, Louis Comtesse, produced cases of this type for other makers including Jose R. Losada, a Spanish watchmaker working in London c.1835-1881. 

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