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F. SERMAND | AN EXTREMELY RARE SILVER WATCH IN THE FORM OF A DOLPHINCIRCA 1640

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 CHF
Sold
22,500 CHF
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Description

  • AN EXTREMELY RARE SILVER WATCH IN THE FORM OF A DOLPHINCIRCA 1640
• Movement: gilded oval full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved screwed-on balance cock, lacking pinion and wheel connected to fusee, wheel and click set-up lacking click spring, fusee lacking gut line, vase shaped pillars, signed J. Sermand • Dial: silver, engraved with a townscape to the centre, applied gilded chapter ring engraved with Roman numerals and heart-shaped half hour divisions, outer silver border engraved with flowers and foliage, a cherub above 12 o'clock, single turned blued steel hand lacking tail• Case: silver in the form of a stylised dolphin, the tail forming a suspension loop, almandine-set eyes, the underside of the dolphin engraved with scales and fins and hinged to reveal the dial   
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