11 May 2015
Jean Hubert. An early gilt metal and silver centre wound single hand single hand "oignon" verge watch
Signed J. Hubert à Toulouse, circa 1700
Gilt brass full plate verge movement wound through the centre, chain fusée, plain three-arm steel balance, finely pierced and engraved balance cock, rack and pinion regulator, silver dial, Roman numerals, engraved floral decorated centre, single steel hand, circular gilt case, bezel and back overlaid with engraved floral and foliage decorated silver, movement signed
53 mm. diam.
Previously sold in The Sandberg Watch Collection, Antiquorum Geneva, 31 March - 1 April 2001, lot 15.
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The watchmaker Jean Hubert is recorded as having worked in Toulouse in the first half of the 18th century.
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