Good Louis XIV onion watch. France, beginning of XVIII century.
Diameter is 49mm, height is 64mm.
The watch is smaller than usual Louis XIV onion.
The movement is equipped with early quarter repeater, striking to a silver bell with single hammer. It strikes hours, and quarts after a pause - all with single strikes.
Movement is a nice one.
Beautiful balance bridge is made of silver, it's decorated with chimeras and floral ornament.
Round baluster pillars are equally solid silver.
The silver case is decorated with arabesques, though it has some wear on the back cover.
Watch is signed by Clouzier in Paris.
Tardy mentions Jacques Clouzier in Paris, master watchmaker in 1692. Member of Jury in 1700.
His son was also watchmaker, established in Poitier.
Condition is quite nice.
Movement is running in every position, though I don't guarantee time keeping.
Repetition strikes as it should.
Dial is in good condition for its age, with some minor hairlines and tiny reparation at XII hours, but overall nice.
The case appears to be in ok condition, with a wear to ornament on the back cover.
The bell bears a traces of soldering.
Blued steel hands, mineral crystal.
Overall good watch in nice condition.
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