Lot 7
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DANIEL GOM, LYON A VERY RARE SILVER VERGE WATCH IN THE FORM OF A SEA URCHINCIRCA 1640

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 CHF
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10,000 CHF
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Description

  • A VERY RARE SILVER VERGE WATCH IN THE FORM OF A SEA URCHINCIRCA 1640
• Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, flat steel two-arm balance, screwed-on balance cock decoratively pierced and engraved with a bird's head, its scrolling neck merging with flowers and foliage, long foot, blued steel wheel and click set-up with similar gilt cock, vase shaped pillars, fusee and gut line, signed Daniel Gom, Lyon• Dial: silver, centred with a townscape beside a river, a bridge in the background and figures ascending a ladder in the foreground, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between, gilded outer border engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage and two reclining female figures to the upper left and right sides• Case: silver, cast in the form of a sea urchin, the front and back covers each centred with a gilded boss, short terminal and plain ring pendant
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