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John Archambo, London
A SMALL GOLD, GILT-METAL, BLOODSTONE AND DIAMOND-SET VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1740
Estimate
6,0008,500
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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John Archambo, London
A SMALL GOLD, GILT-METAL, BLOODSTONE AND DIAMOND-SET VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1740
Estimate
6,0008,500
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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John Archambo, London
A SMALL GOLD, GILT-METAL, BLOODSTONE AND DIAMOND-SET VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1740
Movement: gilded full plate, decoratively pierced and foliate engraved masked balance cock, plain flat balance, fusee and chain, turned baluster pillars • signed Jno. Archambo, London
Dial: gold champlevé, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, winding aperture between 3 and 4 o’clock, the centre with banners signed Archambo, London
Case: gold single case, gilt-metal bezels, the back set with single bloodstone, the bezel set with 6 bloodstone panels each interspersed with a diamond, diamond-set thumb piece, stirrup pendant and bow 
diameter 37mm
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Catalogue Note

Brian Loomes notes in his book Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World [21st Century Edition, 2006, p.19] that John Archambo was born in France in 1699 before moving to London where he married in 1724. Archambo is recorded as working in King Street in 1740 before moving to Gerard Street in Westminster from 1741-51. Retiring around 1754, Archambo died in c.1777.

For a watch with similar bloodstone case but with a movement signed by Joseph Martineau, see Sotheby's London, 7 July 2016, lot 22.  

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