10 November 2014
Johann Georg Kress. An unusual silver double dial triple calendar keywound verge watch with 24 hour dial
Signed Johann Georg Kress, Augsburg, circa 1800
Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusé, main white enamel 24 hour dial with Arabic numerals, four subsidiary dials for constant seconds, day, date and lunar calendar, serpentine hands, the reverse with an eccentric white enamel dial applied within a gilt sunburst on a chased silver floral design, above two cylinder balusters framing two blue ribbon like banners, made to depict a table clock, movement band signed
47 mm. diam.
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The German watchmaker Johann Georg Kress, originating from Nuremberg, was active in Augsburg in the late 18th century.
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