Lot 4
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SALOMON CHESNON, BLOIS AN INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL SILVER PAIR CASED WATCH WITH CENTRAL ROTATING ARMORIAL DISC MARKING THE HOURCIRCA 1635

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 CHF
Sold
11,250 CHF
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Description

  • AN INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL SILVER PAIR CASED WATCH WITH CENTRAL ROTATING ARMORIAL DISC MARKING THE HOURCIRCA 1635
• Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, later flat four-arm balance, balance cock decoratively pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage, long foot, worm and wheel set-up lacking indication plate, fusee and gut line, vase-shaped pillars, signed Salomon Chesnon, à Blois• Dial: silver chapter ring with Roman numerals, half hour divisions between, central rotating disc engraved with the arms of the Paget family the tip of the armorial shield indicating the time, raised touch pin to the central disc for adjusting the time, gilded outer border• Cases: silver inner, the back engraved with scene possibly depicting Meleager and Atalanta, the shutter for the winding aperture incorporated into the engraving of the scene, decoratively engraved floral border, the band further engraved with hunting scenes depicting figures on horseback, hunting dogs chasing a deer and a dog and huntsman trapping a wild boar, bezel split for glass retention and engraved with flowers • outer case with elaborately engraved monogram to the centre, the border with five further roundels with stylised monograms interspersed by engraved flowers, the front bezel similarly engraved with flowers
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