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Stunning 18th Century French 18ct Gold & Enamel 1/4 Repeater Pocket Watch by Michel a Paris - Circa 1785

In Good Running Order!! But timing is fast. The repeater is also in good working order but unfortunately the bell is damaged and produces a muffled sound which sounds more like a dumb (a toc) repeater than a bell repeater. Its in excellent condition for its age apart from a very minor flake chip around the winding hole in the dial, and a lot of enamel is missing around the sides of the case but the enamel scene at the rear is near perfect with just some minor glaze loss at the top, as seen in the pictures.
This watch also needs a separate key for winding and setting which are provided.
It has a solid 18ct gold open face Austro-Hungarian style case which is not marked but has been tested and guaranteed to be 18ct gold. The stunning case has enamel foliage decoration around the sides (missing a lot of enamel), and a superb hand painted enamel "Riverside Fishing" scene to the rear. There is also a screw push button at the side which the user could press to muffle the sound if they needed to be more discrete. The dial is white enamel porcelain with roman numerals bordered by a minute track with large 5 minute markers, it has stunning gold filigree hands, winding hole at 2 o'clock, and is signed "Michel a Paris". It has a clean glass crystal to protect the dial. The movement is a continental key wind, gilt full plate, fusse and chain movement with a verge escapement and ornately pierced and foliate scrolled two footed balance cock, and a quarter repeater complication. The movement is also signed "Michel a Paris". Comes with two keys!!

Diameter: 37mm
Total Weight: 48.5g

PLEASE BID WITH CONFIDENCE THAT YOU ARE GETTING THE ITEM EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED AND PICTURED, A FULL REFUND WILL BE GIVEN IF IT IS NOT!!

LAYBY IS ACCEPTED WITH A 1/4 DOWN AND UP TO 2 MONTHS TO PAY!!

FOR MORE ANTIQUE/COLLECTIBLE WATCHES AND ACCESSORIES, PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS!!
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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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