VAUCHER FRÈRES. A YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED QUARTER REPEATING WANDERING HOUR WATCH WITH SERPENT GONGS CIRCA 1820

Lot №: 78194
Estimate: $15,000 - 15,000
28 April 2009
Sold price
$32 500

Description

• cylinder movement with gilt brass and blue steel plates, the  polished steel repeat work visible on the back plate beneath a glazed cuvette, two polished steel hammers striking twin blued and polished steel serpentine gongs • fan-form white enamel dial calibrated for minutes with Arabic numeral hours, the central gold panel engraved with a scene representing Susanna and the Elders, a partly clad Susanna is seated within an arcaded garden whilst two hidden elders spy upon her • 18k gold engine-turned case • dial signed Vaucher Frères


diameter 58 mm