SIMON DE CHARMES, LONDON. A FINE GOLD PAIR CASED HALF QUARTER REPEATING VERGE WATCH WITH REPOUSSE SCENE BY JOHN VALENTINE HAIDT CIRCA 1730

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Lot №: 90952
Estimate: $16,773 - 16,773
15 December 2016
Sold price
$15,725

Description

• Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, pierced and engraved masked balance cock with foliate scrolls inhabited by two dolphins’ heads, plain flat balance, repeating on a bell to the inside case back, rounded baluster pillars • silver dust cap • movement and dust cap signed S De Charmes, London, bell scratch signed Drury
• Dial: later white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands
Cases: gold inner case with band pierced and engraved with scrolls of foliage inhabited by birds, grotesque mask to the base, townscape beneath the pendant, the centre of the back with an engraved flower and aperture for winding, maker's mark IL for John Lee • outer case with repoussé scene depicting Apollo, the sun god and the four seasons: Flora with infant for Spring; Ceres, Summer; Bacchus, Autumn; and Saturn as Winter within a symmetric cartouche, four subsidiary scenes outside the central cartouche depict putti and alternate with pierced panels with scrolling foliage, shells and dolphins’ heads, the bezel with alternating scenes of birds and rabbits and with pierced foliate scrolls, maker's mark SG beneath a fish incuse for Stephen Goujon, repoussé signed J.V. Haidt at the base of the scene
width 50 mm