26 March 1997
F. Le Grand. An interesting early 17th century silver and gilt oval verge fob watch with sundial
Signed F. Le Grand, Rouen, circa 1620
The gilt brass movement with turned baluster pillars lacking gear train, balance and cock and set-up, the chased and engraved gilt dial plate with two cherubs and an animal in foliate design, raised silver chapter ring with engraved Roman numerals, single steel hand with engraved village scene to the centre, in oval case with gilt brass mounts, plain covers, the inside of the back cover with engraved sundial lacking gnomon, the silver band with engraved foliate design with cherubs, later pendant
41 x 31 mm.
F. Le Grand
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François Le Grand is noted as working in Rouen in 1617.
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