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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 65

    Cabrier. A fine 18K gold pair case verge watch, repoussé scene attributed to George Michael Moser, with outer protective case

    SIGNED C. CABRIER, LONDON, 2, NO. 5501, STAMPED WITH LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1755-56

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    Cabrier. A fine 18K gold pair case verge watch, repoussé scene attributed to George Michael Moser, with outer protective case
    Signed C. Cabrier, London, 2, No. 5501, stamped with London date letter for 1755-56
    Gilt-finished verge movement, finely pierced and engraved balance cock and foot, chased gilt dial, Roman numerals, plain inner case, outer case with repoussé scene depicting Vertumnus and Pomona, scroll and floral decorated border, a snake wrapped around the thumb piece, swivel bow, outer shagreen and gilt pinwork protective case, inner case with London date letter for 1755-56, numbered 5501 and stamped W.R., movement signed C. Cabrier and numbered
    48 mm. diam., outer case 56 mm. diam.


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    The presence of the snake around the thumb piece of the present watch, the “trademark” of George Michael Moser, suggests that the repoussé case was made by the celebrated artist. Of Swiss origin George Michael Moser (1706-1783) was reputed for his fine repoussé work and "en grisaille" enamel technique on watch cases.

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