5 July 2002
A FRENCH GILT-METAL AND ROCK CRYSTAL PRE-HAIRSPRING VERGE PENDANT WATCH IN THE FORM OF A TULIP
Jean Rousseau. Circa 1630
The chased and engraved tulip form case with naturalistic curled stalk pendant, three hinged covers with leaf engraved borders and each glazed with rock crystal, gilt dial engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, the centre with a riverside town view, silver Roman chapter ring, single steel hand, oval gilt movement with turned vase pillars, gut fusee, steel balance, finely pierced and engraved backplate furniture, the back plate signed Jean Rousseau
1½ in. (38 mm.) high
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A virtually identical tulip watch signed Jean Rousseau exists in the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, from the Tatichtchvev collection.
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