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Fromanteel & Clarke
GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH DATE CIRCA 1700
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GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH DATE CIRCA 1700
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Fromanteel & Clarke
GOLD PAIR CASED VERGE WATCH WITH DATE CIRCA 1700
Dial: gold, champlevé, with pierced and engraved centre, banner signed Fromanteel & Clarke, silver calendar aperture at 12
Movement: full plate, verge escapement, pierced and engraved winged balance cock, fusee and chain, open work pillars, signed Fromanteel & Clarke
Cases: plain gold inner, embossed and chased highly decorative outer with seven knuckle hinge, Dutch hallmarks and casemaker's marks rubbed
Dimensions: 57mm diameter


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來源

Antiquorum Geneva, 16-17 November 2002 lot 8

相關資料

The younger Ahasuerus Fromanteel and his son-in-law Christopher Clarke were known to have worked together on clocks and watches, mainly in Amsterdam and also sometimes London, until Ahasuerus died in 1703. Interestingly they did not tend to designate where their watches were made on the dial or movements.

The richly engraved gold case is highly reminiscent of designs typically found on 17thcentury French metal cased Oignon watches.  The Dictates of Louis XIV’s Sumptuary Laws, were such that a wealthy patron desiring a gold cased Oignon meant  going abroad to fulfil such a wish.

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