14 November 2011
This lot is offered without a reserve
Rabby. A fine, rare and early gilt brass openface quarter repeating oignon verge watch
Signed Rabby à Paris, circa 1710
Gilt brass verge movement, chain fusée, large pierced and engraved scroll decorated balance cock, rack and pinion regulator with calibrated silver disk, quarter repeating on one hammer onto a bell, finely chased and engraved foliage decorated gilt dial, black Roman numerals on white enamel cartouches, outer Arabic five minute indications on white enamel cartouches, inner white enamel ring with half-hour scale, blackened steel fleur-de-lys hands, large circular case, chased and engraved floral and scroll decorated bezel, pierced rim with trophies of flowers and game, repeating through the turning pendant, movement signed
55.5 mm. diam.
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