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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 55

    Jacob Frisard. An unusual gilt metal openface quarter hour striking coach watch

    SIGNED JACOB FRISARD A CAROUGE, CIRCA 1780

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    Jacob Frisard. An unusual gilt metal openface quarter hour striking coach watch
    Signed Jacob Frisard a Carouge, circa 1780
    With gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, pierced and engraved balance cock, quarter hour striking on two hammers onto a bell, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, gilt beetle and poker hands, in circular case with geometrical decorated band and bezel, quarter repeating activated by pulling the later cord, dial and movement signed
    61 mm. diam.


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    The watchmaker Jacob Frisard was born in Villeret, Switzerland, in 1753 and died during a trip from Geneva to Constantinople in 1812. He worked in Geneva, Bienne, London and Constantinople and in partnership with Jaquet-Droz & Leschot in Geneva and Henry Maillardet in London.

    Frisard specialized in automaton watches, singing bird boxes, snuff boxes and others mainly for the European, Turkish and Oriental market. The cases of his watches were often made by Geneva's most celebrated case makers.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.