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Joh. Jacob Kotte, Frankfurt
AN UNUSUAL SILVER PAIR CASED REPOUSSE VERGE WATCH WITH APERTURE FOR TIME INDICATION CIRCA 1710
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with foliage and a winged cherub's head, broad foot similarly decorated, plain flat balance, silver regulation disc, tulip pillars, fusee and chain, signed Joh. Jacob Kotte ffurt
Dial: aperture for time indication with silver rotating disc displaying Roman hour numerals and quarter hour divisions, high relief chased and engraved hunting scene shown within a forest with a townscape in the distance
Cases: plain silver inner, split bezel for glass retention, winding aperture to back, later stirrup pendant and bow • outer case chased and engraved with hunting trophies, a pair of hounds to the centre, the bezels chased and engraved with scrolling foliage, square hinge
diameter of outer case 57mm, inner 49mm
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Catalogue Note

Johann Jakob Kotte is listed in Jürgen Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst as working in Frankfurt between 1699 and 1721.  For a note on alternative dials, please see lot 41. 

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