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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 64

    Dupré. A Louis XIV gilt brass oignon watch


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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Dupré. A Louis XIV gilt brass oignon watch
    Signed Dupré à Paris, circa 1705
    Gilt full plate movement, divided Egyptian pillars, fusée and chain, verge escapement, three-arm steel balance, flat balance spring, pierced and chased cock decorated with scrolling foliage, Tompion-type regulator with silver scale disc, gilt-brass dial with blue radial Roman numerals on white enamel cartouches, inner quarter-hour ring, outer engraved minute divisions and black Arabic five-minute numerals on white enamel cartouches, chased center, winding aperture at 3 o’clock, steel beetle and poker hands, “oignon”, the back chased and engraved with foliate strapwork, formal border, bezel decorated to match, square hinge, pendant with loose ring, movement signed
    59 mm. diam.

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    Nicolas Dupré worked in the Rue Mazarine in Paris in the early eighteenth century.

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    Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, Tardy, 1971, p. 208.