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F. Gaudin à Nyon
A FINE GOLD, GILT-METAL AND LEATHER COVERED TRIPLE CASED QUARTER REPEATING REPOUSSE VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1750, NO. 580
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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F. Gaudin à Nyon
A FINE GOLD, GILT-METAL AND LEATHER COVERED TRIPLE CASED QUARTER REPEATING REPOUSSE VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1750, NO. 580
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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F. Gaudin à Nyon
A FINE GOLD, GILT-METAL AND LEATHER COVERED TRIPLE CASED QUARTER REPEATING REPOUSSE VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1750, NO. 580
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced balance cock and foot engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, silver regulation disc, flat balance, decorative diamond endstone, fusee and chain, square baluster pillars, gilt-metal dust cap, the movement and dust cap signed and numbered F. Gaudin à Nyon, 580
Dial: gold, the centre chased and engraved with two birds surrounded by scrolling foliage, enamel roundels carrying the Roman numerals with further Arabic numeral roundels above for minutes, outer and inner enamel rings respectively for minutes and quarter hours, blued steel decoratively pierced hands
Cases: gold inner, the band decoratively pierced and engraved with birds and dolphins' heads amongst scrolling foliage, a mask at the base, the centre of the back with engraved boss, stirrup-form bow and pendant with decoratively chased bosses • repoussé mid-case decoratively chased and engraved scene depicting Achilles' quarrel with Agamemnon, after Bernard Picart, the surround pierced and engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage divided by four panels each with a putti representing the four seasons, the front bezel with similarly pierced and engraved sections separated by four panels depicting townscapes, a swan and a rabbit, pulse piece to the band by 7 o'clock • gilt metal and leather covered outer case with pierced roundels for sound emission, the centre of the back with gold pin work in the form of a stylised star, the roundels to both bezels separated by gold pins
diameter of outer case 56mm, repoussé 49mm, inner 42.5mm
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Catalogue Note

F. Gaudin is listed in Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers, as working in Nyon in the mid 18th century.

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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