London, South Kensington
29 June 2006
Roman, Melly & Roux. An 18ct Gold, Enamel and Half-Pearl Open Faced Verge Watch
signed Romam, Melly & Roux A Constance, no 4470, circa 1780
Frosted gilt chain fusee movement with pierced balance bridge, white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and blued steel serpentine hands, in gold case, the bezel set with half-pearls, the back with oval portrait of Franz Comte de Enzenberg with dark blue and cream enamel borders decorated with gilt and blue motifs and half-pearl edge, to a gold pendant, movement signed, case numbered
The company, founded in 1785 by Roman, Melly and Roux, was established to manufacture high quality watches. It was based in Constanz and listed on the stock market. As a result of the French Revolution the company ceased trading in 1795. According to records they produced approximately 7500 watches.
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