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Charles Bobinet
A RARE GILT METAL AND ROCK CRYSTAL CRUCIFORM WATCH CIRCA 1650
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 32,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Charles Bobinet
A RARE GILT METAL AND ROCK CRYSTAL CRUCIFORM WATCH CIRCA 1650
Estimation
13 00020 000
Lot. Vendu 32,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Charles Bobinet
A RARE GILT METAL AND ROCK CRYSTAL CRUCIFORM WATCH CIRCA 1650
Movement: gilded full plate cruciform, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and floral engraved screwed-on balance cock and foot, flat three-arm brass balance, worm and wheel set-up, fusee and gut line, lyre-shaped pillars, signed Charles Bobinet 
Dial: silver engraved with flowers, foliage and a dolphin, chapter ring with Roman numerals and half-hour divisions, set upon a gilded plate engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, blued steel hand
Case: multi-faceted rock crystal covers to front and back, gilt metal mounts, short gilded pendant and terminal
length including pendant 58.5mm, width 34mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Geneva, The Evolution of Forms in Horology, 16-17 November 2002, lot 27

Description

Another watch by Charles Bobinet, also cruciform, with rock crystal covers and of a similar decorative scheme to the present watch, may be found in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (museum number M.560.1910). Further rock crystal watches by Charles Bobinet are located at the Metropolitan Museum, New York (silver, rock crystal and enamel in cruciform) and the Fitzwilliam Museum (scalloped-shaped rock crystal case). In addition to the cruciform watch mentioned above, the Victoria and Albert Museum have a further rock crystal watch by Charles Bobinet with a scalloped-shaped case.

Charles Bobinet (1610-1678) is listed by O. Patrizzi in his Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois (Antiquorum Editions, 1998) where the author notes that, although Bobinet was a Swiss maker, he occasionally signed his watches 'Paris' perhaps for commercial reasons. Bobinet is also listed by Baillie, Britten and Tardy.

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