French Oignon Pocket Watch with Cartouche Dial
French Oignon Pocket Watch with Cartouche Dial
French Oignon Pocket Watch with Cartouche Dial
French Oignon Pocket Watch with Cartouche Dial
French Oignon Pocket Watch with Cartouche Dial
French Oignon Pocket Watch with Cartouche Dial

French Oignon Pocket Watch with Cartouche Dial

c. 1700 England

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A fine late 17th Century French verge oignon with gilt and enamel cartouche dial in a gilt consular case. Deep full plate fire gilt fusee movement, the slender Egyptian pillars with decorative silver caps. Silver pierced and engraved bridge cock, large three arm steel balance with spiral blue steel hairspring. Decorative pierced and engraved silver affix above the contrate wheel. Small silver index under a blue steel bridge, decorative pierced and engraved silver affixes (one lacking). Wound through the engraved gilt dial set with white enamel cartouches of blue Roman numerals outlined in black for the hours and black Arabic numerals for the minutes, one cartouche restored. Fine blue steel beetle and poker hands, the minute hand with a short tail. Deep gilt metal consular case covered with a gilt shell decoratively chased and engraved, gilt pendant and ring bow.
In excellent overall condition. The majority of oignon watches have the decoration well rubbed, sometimes almost smooth. This example has survived with the engraving still very clear
Dimensions
Depth 22.00 mm (0.87 inches)
Diameter 60.00 mm (2.36 inches)
Signed/Inscribed
Deschamps a Chutillon
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