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De Beer. A rare and early gilt metal oval pre-balance spring verge watch
De Beer. A rare and early gilt metal oval pre-balance spring verge watch

SIGNED GEMAECKT T'AMSTERDAM BY IOOST DE BEER 1625, MANUFACTURED IN AMSTERDAM BY JOOST DE BEER, CIRCA 1625

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De Beer. A rare and early gilt metal oval pre-balance spring verge watch
Signed Gemaeckt t'Amsterdam by Ioost de Beer 1625, manufactured in Amsterdam by Joost de Beer, circa 1625
The oval full plate gilt movement with verge escapement, engraved and pierced cock, later plain steel balance, later gut fusée and barrel, vase-shaped pillars, the gilt dial chased and engraved with winged cherubs amongst scrolls and floral motifs, centred by an engraved scene depicting a farmer in a rural landscape, applied silver chapter ring with black Roman numerals, later single blued steel hand, in oval case with engraved leaf decoration and number 192 to the inside front cover, a cartouche with engraved cherub to the seven-bar hinge, large pendant and bow, movement signed and numbered
32 mm. wide & 73 mm. overall length
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