12 May 2014
Johann Georg Brodt. A very fine, rare and unusual silver four train quarter repeating and petite sonnerie striking coach watch with alarm, repoussé case and outer silver and shagreen travelling case
Signed Johan. Georg Brodt, Augspurg, No. 492, circa 1740
Gilt brass full plate four train verge movement, chain fusée, plain three arm brass balance, finely pierced and engraved silver balance cock, silver regulator disk, finely pierced scroll and foliage decorated pilars, striking, repeating and alarm on four hammers onto a bell, pull quarter repeat, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer railway and Arabic minute divisions, finely pierced gilt Louis XV hands, central revolving alarm disc, finely pierced, chased and engraved repoussé case decorated with applied vari-coloured gold classical landscape, bezel decorated with a classical scene, gimbaled pendant, silence/strike lever underneath the dial, outer silver and shagreen travelling case centred by an applied silver floral decoration, dial and movement signed
113.5 mm. diam., outer case 128 mm. diam.
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The watchmaker Johann Georg Brodt I, Augsburg, was active in the first half of the 18th century (see Jürgen Abeler's Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, p. 84).
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