15 May 2006
Heinrich Eckherd. A fine silver repousse three train quarter repeating and striking coach watch with date and alarm
Signed Heinrich Eckherd, circa 1750
With gilt-finished three train verge movement, chain fusée, finely chased, engraved and pierced scroll decorated balance cock, quarter repeating, striking and alarm on three hammers onto a bell, pull quarter repeat with missing cord, the silver dial with Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, central alarm disc and single hand, window for date, in large pierced, chased and engraved scroll and floral decorated case, the reverse centred by a chased and engraved biblical scene in high relief depicting Maria, Joseph and Jesus in a stable, gimballed pendant, dial and movement signed
110 mm. diam.
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