Gold Enamel Pearl set Watch


Type:    Pocket watch
Country:  France
Period:    1750 - 1900

A Louis XVI gold pocket watch, signed on the dial Gide RUE S LOUIS AU PALAIS, c.1780. 

The 18k gold case is embellished both on the front and the rear rim with a pearl string. The blue enamel back is profusely embellished with gold leaf and fl oral inlays. The white enamel dial has a black Roman chapter ring, with five-minute and minute divisions, whilst the time is indicated by a pair of period gold hands. The  movement has a going train with fusee and verge escapement. The balance is situated under a pierced and engraved bridge, whilst the regulation has a silvered and calibrated disc with a blued steel hand. The backplate  is signed and numbered Gide A PARIS, No 1952. • Diameter: 37 mm. • The maker, Xavier Gide, was born in 1737 and was an apprentice from 1754 until 1762 when he became a master watchmaker. Apart from watches  he also made cases. From 1775-91 he was associated with A-L. Breguet.

The watch is in mint condition.
Diam.: 37mm

Price:  Upon request
Ref number:  5511
Status:  For sale


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