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175

Leroy, Palais Royal, Paris

An unusual gold oval quarter repeating watch with visible balance Circa 1830, no. 3061

No reserve

Reserves

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Property from the Masterworks of Time Collection

Leroy, Palais Royal, Paris

Leroy, Palais Royal, Paris

An unusual gold oval quarter repeating watch with visible balance Circa 1830, no. 3061

An unusual gold oval quarter repeating watch with visible balance Circa 1830, no. 3061

No reserve

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,300

GBP

Property from the Masterworks of Time Collection

Leroy, Palais Royal, Paris

An unusual gold oval quarter repeating watch with visible balance

Circa 1830, no. 3061


Movement: gilded, cylinder escapement, polished skeletonised bridges for going and repeating trains, gilt standing barrel, two serpentine gongs

Dial: gilded engine-turned dial, two apertures for visible twin-rimmed balance, aperture above to partially reveal the movement and with white enamel chapter ring, Arabic numerals, outer minute ring

Case: gold, polished oval-form with rounded sides, plunge pendant, catch to left of pendant for opening back, gilt-metal cuvette with apertures and directional for winding and hand-set, signed and numbered Leroy, Palais Royal CAB, No.3061

length including pendant & bow 82mm, width 53mm

Dial: Engine turning to dial plate appears to have a straight linear kink towards the bottom and a small hole to the border and the lower right side. Light scratch running up from dial screw at lower right side. White enamel chapter ring with three hairlines and some wear and repair to the chapter ring's inner metal ring.

Case: In polished condition. French control mark to the case for Paris 'petite recense' for 1819-1838.

Movement: Running at time of cataloguing. Repeating operational but somewhat sluggish. Would most likely benefit from a service and overhaul.


Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


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