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30
Du Quesne, Amsterdam
A RARE GOLD AND POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1685
Estimate
17,00026,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
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30
Du Quesne, Amsterdam
A RARE GOLD AND POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1685
Estimate
17,00026,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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Du Quesne, Amsterdam
A RARE GOLD AND POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1685
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved screwed-on balance cock and foot with a spread eagle at the centre, a lion at the neck, all surrounded by scrolling foliage, plain flat steel three-arm balance with short spring, silver regulation disc, fusee and chain, pierced tulip pillars, signed Du Quesne Amsterdam 
Dial: polychrome enamel painted dial depicting the Holy Family, outer white chapter ring, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between, inner ring with quarter hour divisions, later single gilded hand, gilded border engraved with stylised leaves 
Case: polychrome enamel painted gold case with restoration, scenes depicting to the hinged back: the Adoration of the Magi; to the inside: Rest on the Flight into Egypt; the rounded case sides with four further scenes depicting the Visitation; Joseph's Dream; Adoration of the Shepherds; Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist; the bezel with polychrome enamel painted flowers
length including pendant 47mm, diameter 41mm
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Provenance

Time Museum, Rockford Illinois
Sotheby's New York, Fine Watches from the Atwood Collection, 11 December 1986, lot 26
Antiquorum, Geneva, 12 November 2006, lot 44

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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London