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GOLD & CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL Verge Fusee Antique Pocket Watch from middle of XVIII c.

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GOLD & CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL Verge Fusee Antique Pocket Watch from middle of XVIII c.

ID: 215

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Beautiful verge fusee pocket watch from middle of XVIII century.
Diameter of the outer case is 53mm, of the inner case - 46mm.
Weight of the watch without outer case is about 87 grams.

The watch is really nice and quality piece.
Outer case is decorated by polychrome enamel with "fleurs à relief" decor in "en pâte" technique.
Watch comes with gilt metal protective cover, which allowed to nicely preserve delicate enamel.

Watch is signed by Philippe Miege in Geneva.
O. Patrizzi in "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois" mentions Jean Phillippe Miege 1705-1775, Master watchmaker, onion watches, quarter repeating watches

Movement is equally a good one with typical features for 1740-1750s.
It features rather big balance bridge with nice ruby facetted endstone, barrel with endless screw stopwork.
Escapement wheel has fine tuning in French manner for front pivot, but only the brass plug in British style for back pivot.

The watch appears to be in quite good running condition, movement seems to be clean and it runs till the end of the chain. However, I don't guarantee time keeping.

Cosmetically watch is in quite nice condition.
Enamel has some surface scratches and very minor enamel reparations.
Case is in common period condition with very minor wear.
Dial seems to be in good condition with some common chips near winding hole.
Mineral glass, original hands.

Nice and rare watch in good condition, don't miss it.

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