Oversized Early 18th Century French Oignon Quarter Hour Bell Repeating Pocket Watch
Oversized Early 18th Century French 61mm by 38mm Thick Quarter Hour Bell
Repeating Oignon Pocket Watch
France; F. Prevost; Man’s; Circa: 1720
Complications: Early verge and ¼-hr repeater.
CASE: The white sterling silver 61 mm swing-out case features
repousse decorations with pierced outer edge.
DIAL: This white porcelain dial displays Roman numerals and has
MOVT: This key-set movement with verge/fusee escapement is gilt
with a full plate layout and is signed.
C 3 (The case is in very good
D 3-21 (The dial is in very
good condition, soft over glazed)
M 3 (The movement is in very
R 9 (Rarity based on a scale
of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare)
Experts Opinion: These early examples of ¼ hour repeaters from
1680-1720 are all but gone. When a nice one comes along we all get
excited! Comes with keys.