Very nice big and thick Dutch verge fusee watch.
The dial and movement are signed by Jan van Ceulen Le Jeune - Hagae.
The watch is very nice.
It features repousse silver outer case in truly remarkable, hard to find condition, with most delicate details preserved.
The silver champleve dial is made in British style, without typical Dutch style wavy minute circle.
The cock with D-shaped leg has symmetrical design and is decorated with fairy birds.
It's very finely made with attention to small details.
Movement also feature nice openwork tulip pillars.
Jean (Jan, John) van Ceulen Le Jeune
is member of famous Dutch clockmaking dynasty.
His father, Johann van Ceulen (1677-1715) was working with Christiaan Huygens and was producing the earliest watches with hairspring, invented by Huygens.
Jean van Ceulen Le Jeune (active 1700-1725) continued father's business and was remarkable watchmaker.
His watch from 1700 is described in Britten's classical book (p. 220).
Baillie book also mentions watches by van Ceulen Le Jeune in Ashmolean collection and watch with enamels of Huaud brothers.
Condition is quite nice.
Dial is in good condition with few minor defects.
Movement is running in every position though I don't guarantee time keeping.
The silver case appears to be in good condition.
Outer case diameter is 57mm, height is 61mm, thickness is 34mm.
Very nice watch in good collector condition.
Not for sale