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GOLD AND ENAMEL FRENCH VERGE POCKET WATCH – Circa 1790

Signed Barbier le Jeune Paris
Circa 1790
Diameter 39 mm

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£3,526.00

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This late 18th Century French verge timepiece showcases exquisite craftsmanship and design. Encased in a striking gold and enamel consular case, the watch features a full plate gilt fusee movement. The bridge cock is intricately pierced and engraved, adorned with a steel coqueret. The balance wheel, consisting of three arms, is gilded with a plain finish and boasts a blue steel spiral hairspring. A silver regulator dial, displaying a blue steel indicator, allows for precise timekeeping adjustments.

The watch is wound through a signed white enamel dial, featuring both Roman and Arabic numerals. The dial is enhanced by a delicate diamond-set design and complemented by a pair of pierced silver hands. The consular case is made of gold and adorned with a captivating pattern of green, red, and white enamel flowers on the bezels. The center of the back also showcases the same floral motif, surrounded by a wide border of translucent pale blue enamel over an engine turned ground. This border is further adorned with white faux enamel pearls.

A round gold pendant, crowned by a single diamond, adds a touch of elegance to the watch. This remarkable timepiece exemplifies the exquisite artistry and craftsmanship of late 18th Century French watchmaking.

Signed Barbier le Jeune Paris
Circa 1790
Diameter 39 mm

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