ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEF SPIEGEL | A LARGE SILVER REPOUSSE QUARTER STRIKING AND REPEATING COACH WATCH WITH DATE AND ALARM, CIRCA 1750 NO. 643

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Lot №: 1149
Estimate: $10,483 - 11,881
28 October 2020
Sold price
$24,657

Description

Property from an Important Italian Collection


ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEF SPIEGEL


A LARGE SILVER REPOUSSE QUARTER STRIKING AND REPEATING COACH WATCH WITH DATE AND ALARM

CIRCA 1750 NO. 643


Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, pierced balance cock decoratively engraved with foliage and a grotesque mask to the neck, silver regulation plate, four trains for alarm, repeater, strike and time, hour hammers striking on a bell, fusee and chain, interior bezel and barrels with decorative engraving, stylised pillars, bearing the signature Miroir, Paris, No. 643

Dial: silver champlevé, Roman numerals, outer arcaded Arabic minute ring, central alarm indicator disc, aperture for date above XII, blued steel hands

Case: silver, the back with repoussé chased and engraved scene depicting Cleopatra and Octavian, surrounded by shell and scrollwork boarders, four apertures to the centre for winding the separate trains, the bezels pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage, aperture to the bezel between 6 and 7 o'clock for the pull repeat, maker's mark I.L.B (possibly for Johann Ludwig Biller the younger)


diameter 123mm


Accompanied by a later fitted presentation case.