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Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Frères Esquivillon et de Choudens
AN UNUSUAL VARI-COLOURED GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH CIRCA 1790 NO.2435
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, pierced and engraved balance bridge, polished steel hammers repeating on a bell, signed and numbered Frères Esquivillon et de Choudens, no.2435
Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, outer minute ring with Arabic numeral quarter hour divisions
Case: gold, split-pearl-set bezel, case back with vari-coloured gold decoration depicting a young shepherd in a grotto highlighted with translucent blue and red enamel, white champlevé enamel scene to the right showing his flock
diameter 47mm
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Catalogue Note

The firm of Esquivillon & De Choudens was formed by Gédéon Esquivillon and Jacques De Choudens. In 1774, the association was expanded to include Jacques' brothers Jean-François and Joseph Esquivillon (see: K. Pritchard, Swiss Timepiece Makers 1775-1975, vol.1, p.E-42).   

Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Geneva