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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 337

    Theodore Avril. A fine and unusual 18K gold and porcelain verge watch

    SIGNED THEODORE AVRIL, NO. 2878, CIRCA 1770

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    Theodore Avril. A fine and unusual 18K gold and porcelain verge watch
    Signed Theodore Avril, No. 2878, circa 1770
    With gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, finely pierced and engraved balance cock and foot, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, pierced gold hands, the white porcelain and gold case with red painted floral decorated bezel, the reverse with a red painted scene depicting three cherubs in a classical landscape, red painted flowers to the inside, movement signed
    52 mm. diam.


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    The French watch and clockmaker Theodore Avril was in charge of the clocks of Fontainebleau under Louis XV.

    Provenance

    The Dr. Bodo Slingenberg Collection, Christie's Amsterdam, 29 March 2001, lot 343.