31 May 2005
AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FROM A FAMILY TRUST
DUBOIS & FILS. A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD QUARTER REPEATING DIGITAL WANDERING HOUR OPENFACE WATCH WITH DECORATIVE MOVEMENT AND GONGS
Signed Dubois & Fils, circa 1825, Casemakers stamp JM, No. 3592
With very decorative gilt, blued and polished steel movement, cylinder escapement, plain three arm balance, decoratively engraved winding barrel, two polished steel hammers quarter repeating on two highly decorative snake-like blued steel gongs, glazed under cuvette, the outer timing dial is silvered and engine-turned with sector indicating the 60 minutes, a silvered disc indicating each wandering hour above a blue background, the inner gold dial accented by a wonderful
four-coloured gold (yellow, pink, white and green) raised classical scene, the case engine-turned with the back in sunburst decoration, small oval cartouche with engraved inscription at six, quarter repeating mechanism activated by pressing the pendant, dial signed, case stamped
60 mm. diam.
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