Duchene Quarter Hour Repeater Pocket Watch | Fusee Enamel Cased Fancy Painted Dial Pocket Watch with
Duchene Quarter Hour Repeater Pocket Watch | Fusee Enamel Cased Fancy Painted
Dial Pocket Watch with Keys
An enameled tender scene of a lord and noble woman in a garden framed by blue
champlevé. Despite the artistry and meticulous execution of their craft, the
creator of this miniature paintings is, as was often the case, anonymous except
with rare exceptions. All you have to do is look at this example of a highly
impressive pocket watch from an important collection to appreciate and celebrate
these unsung artists.
This enamel dial watch is a masterwork of stunning beauty. The time-honored art
of miniature enameling is difficult to master and requires a painstaking layered
process of painting and re-firing. The technique known as polychrome enamel is
the process with which the artist applies the material directly onto a surface.
The result is an exquisite and intricate painting of rich color and lustrous
sheen, which elevates timekeeping to a veritable work of art.
Country: Swiss (Geneva)
Circa Date: 1795
Size: 16-size, measures 46mm.
Style: Open Face.
Material: Gilt swing-out rose-gold case.
Decorations: Beautifully enameled with a scene of a maiden and a
gentleman in a garden.
Conditions: C 3 (The case is in Very
Color: White dial with an enameled seaside village scene.
Numerals: Roman Numerals.
Hands: Filigree Hands.
Conditions: D 2 (The dial is in
Jewels: 0 Jewels.
Setting: Key Wind/Key Set.
Escapement: Verge Fusee Escapement.
Layout: Full Plate Layout.
Conditions: M 3-7 (The movement is in
Very Good condition, slightly oxydized)