Very nice big and solid Louis XIV oignon watch. France, beginning of XVIII century.
Diameter is 57mm, height is 64mm, thickness is 36mm, weight is 160 grams.
Big solid silver balance bridge is very nice, it's beautifully decorated with birds, chimeras and floral ornament.
Beautiful porcelain dial with convex numbers.
Nice Egyptian pillars with silver top parts. Very nice movement.
Plain silver case, without any hallmarks.
Watch is signed by Gaudron in Paris.
Tardy mentions two generations of Gaudron family, installed in Paris.
Antoine Gaudron father, received Master in 1675, he had four childrens.
Antione Gaudron II in Paris, was a member of Jury already in 1690.
Pierre Gaudron, Master in 1695, was watchmaker to French Regent, Duke of Orlean.
Probably the work of Antoine II or Pierre Gaudron.
Condition is quite nice.
Dial is in good condition with tiny defects, overall rare good condition.
Movement is running in every position, though I don't guarantee time keeping.
Beautiful engraved Louis XIV hands, mineral crystal.
The case appears to be in good condition.
Overall good watch in nice condition.
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