AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FROM A FAMILY TRUST
SIGNED J.B.BAILLON, PARIS, NO. 972, CIRCA 1770
J.B.BAILLON. AN UNUSUAL GOLD AND ENAMEL QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH MATCHING BROOCH
Signed J.B.Baillon, Paris, No. 972, circa 1770
With gilt brass movement, verge escapement, pierced and engraved foot and cock, turned baluster pillars, two hammers quarter repeating on a bell, later white enamel dial inscribed Des Arts & Comp., Roman numerals with Arabic five minute divisions, gold case mounted with raised and sculpted multi-coloured floral enamel decoration, translucent enamel pendant, quarter repeating mechanism activated by pressing the pendant, with a similarly designed gold and enamel brooch, movement signed
44 mm. diam.