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    Sale 2161

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    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    BRAMER. AN EARLY DUTCH SILVER AND TORTOISESHELL PAIR CASE VERGE WATCH WITH DATE

    SIGNED PAULUS BRAMER, AMSTERDAM, CIRCA 1750

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    BRAMER. AN EARLY DUTCH SILVER AND TORTOISESHELL PAIR CASE VERGE WATCH WITH DATE
    SIGNED PAULUS BRAMER, AMSTERDAM, CIRCA 1750
    Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, pierced and engraved balance bridge, champlevé dial, Roman hour numerals, outer Arabic five minute chapter ring, central decorative scroll motif with aperture for date, plain polished case, outer tortoise shell case enhanced with decorative scroll and bead pattern to the rim and central winged figures holding a crown surrounded by floral pattern, movement and dial signed
    48mm diam, outer case 55mm diam.


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    Paulus Bramer is believed to have been born in 1696 in Amsterdam, but the first record of his name is in an advertisement from June 1715, in which he offered various clocks for sale. Bramer was most famous for his complicated and ornate clocks, examples of which included as many as 12 bells along with other complications such as the moonphase. Pocket watches signed Bramer are far rarer than his clocks. This watch, similar to some of the known examples of his clocks, is constructed using tortoiseshell, a favored material of Bramer's. Paulus Bramer died in 1770.

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