15 May 2006
Blondel. A fine 18K gold and enamel openface cylinder watch, made for the Turkish Market
Signed Denis Blondel a Geneve, No. 4106, circa 1835
With gilt-finished jewelled cylinder movement, plain three arm brass balance, blued steel flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the regulator, diamond endstone, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Turkish numerals, gold moon-style hands, sunk subsidiary seconds, in finely turquoise enamel simulated shagreen decorated case, cuvette signed, case stamped with casemaker's initials FM
47 mm. diam.
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Denis Blondel was a watch retailer in Geneva, specialized in enamelled and complicated watches for the Turkish market and active in the first half of the 19th century.
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