GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT   CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]
GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]

Lot Closed

GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT   CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]
GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT   CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]
GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT   CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]
GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT   CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]
GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT   CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]
GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT   CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]
110

GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,500 CHF

GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]

GREGSON, À PARIS [Gregson,巴黎] | A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056 [黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,500 CHF

Lot sold:

4,000

CHF

Description

GREGSON, À PARIS

[ Gregson,巴黎]


A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH SELECTOR FOR BELL STRIKE/DUMB REPEAT 

CIRCA 1790, NO. 1056

[ 黃金畫琺瑯鑲珍珠二問報時懷錶備機軸式擒縱機芯,可選敲鐘或靜音報時,年份約1790,編號1056]


Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved balance bridge, silver regulation plate, signed and numbered Gregson, à Paris, no.1056 

Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, pierced hands, slide to select bell strike/dumb repeat, signed Gregson, à Paris

Cases: inner gold, the back with polychrome enamel painted scene of a mother and child with two tethered birds in a landscape against a light blue background • outer gilt-metal glazed protective case


diameter 47.5mm, outer case 53mm


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Condition report

Movement: running at time of cataloguing. Repeating work also operational but not in sync with hands. The selector for strike/dumb repeat is working, however, when selected for dumb repeat it does occasionally sound the quarters on the bell so may need some adjustment.

Dial: in good overall condition.

Case: the enamel back possibly restored in hard enamel


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Catalogue note

Jean-Pierre Gregson was officially watchmaker to Louis XVI from around 1776, and signed some of his timepieces accordingly. However, he later stopped using this title as the French Revolution took hold. Gregson fled revolutionary Paris in 1790 and returned to London where he was from originally. In London he set up a new workshop, and signed his work Gregson, London.