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Mid XVIII Repousse Pair Case Antique Verge Fusee Pocket Watch

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Mid XVIII Repousse Pair Case Antique Verge Fusee Pocket Watch


ID: 259

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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 90 grams, only outer case is 24 grams.
London hallmarks date it to 1745.

The movement is signed by C. Cabrier in London.
Baillie records Charles Cabrier, son in London, apprenticed in 1719, member of Clockmaking company 1726, master of CC 1757-1772, famous maker.

Outer repoussé case bears scene depicting Alexander the Great and Roxana.
Alexander reportedly fell in love with Roxana (daughter of Persian nobleman) on sight; in 327 BC, Alexander married Roxana despite the strong opposition from all his companions and generals.

Case bears WR case maker hallmark, same maker mark is shown in "London Goldsmith 1697-1837", identified for William Robertson. This goldsmith master is noted in book "The art of the Gold Chaser in XVIII century London", as author or chased watch cases.

Condition
Condition is rather fine.
Movement is running in every position though I don't guarantee time keeping.
Outer case has is in perfect condition with fine details nicely preserved.
Inner case is also ok.
Later dial is in good condition without significant defects.
Otherwise nice condition.

Nice watch, don't miss it.
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