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BONBRUICT, À BLOIS | AN EXCEPTIONAL GOLD AND ENAMEL VERGE WATCH DEPICTING SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF THE MADONNA THE ENAMEL PAINTING ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT VAUQUERCIRCA 1660

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 CHF
Sold
35,000 CHF
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Description

  • AN EXCEPTIONAL GOLD AND ENAMEL VERGE WATCH DEPICTING SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF THE MADONNA THE ENAMEL PAINTING ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT VAUQUERCIRCA 1660
• Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, polished steel two-arm balance with chamfered rim, decoratively pierced and floral engraved balance cock with long foot, worm and wheel set-up with silver indication plate and blued steel pointer, blued steel surrounding brackets, unusual turned baluster pillars, fusee and gut line, signed Bonbruict à Blois • Dial: white enamel chapter ring with Roman numerals, restored polychrome re-painted enamel centre depicting The Virgin with St. John the Baptist handing the Christ child a bird, gilded outer border with quarter hour divisions, gilded baluster-form hand with floriate tip• Case: polychrome enamel painted gold case with restoration, scenes after Simon Vouet depicting to the lid: The Virgin and Child; the inside of the lid: Rest on the Flight into Egypt; the back: The Virgin and Child with St. Joseph, Elizabeth and St John the Baptist within a classical setting, the Virgin holding a tethered dove; inside back with a gentleman and a lady within a classical landscape with an entrance gateway behind;  the rounded case sides with four pastoral vignettes separated by bouquets of flowers, plain ring pendant
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