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1763 Repousse Pair Case Antique Verge Fusee Pocket Watch

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1763 Repousse Pair Case Antique Verge Fusee Pocket Watch

ID: 210

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Beautiful verge fusee watch in golden pair case.
Diameter of outer case is 47mm, inner case is 41mm.
Total weight is 91 grams, outer case weight is 24 grams.
London hallmarks date it to 1763.

The dial and movement are signed by Rayment in London.
Baillie records Thomas Rayment in London, member of Clockmaking company 1719-1769, author of a vase with watch in Museum of Pekin.

Richard Edgcumbe in his book "The Art of Gold Chaser" shows the cast of this scene, identifying it as "Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl", period of 1740-1770.
The Sibyl acts as a bridge between the worlds of the living and the dead. She shows Aeneas the entrance to the underworld whose entrance lay at the nearby crater of Avernus and teaches him what he needs to know about the dangers of their journey.

Condition is generally fine.
Dial is in good condition without visible defects.
Movement is running in every position though I don't guarantee time keeping.
Outer case has some wear, with some losses of details.
Inner case is generally ok, but there is some minor issues with springs to mention.
The spring of outer case is later replacement.
The spring that holds movement inside the case is a little too hard, it's sometimes hard to pull off the movement.
Otherwise nice condition.

Nice watch, don't miss it.
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