Barraud, Cornhill, London, Movement No. 1619, 50 mm, 121 g, circa 1816
A heavy precision pocket watch with English lever escapement Case: 18k rose gold, polished, gold dome, case maker's punch mark "WW". Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, gold spade hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, signed, gilt, chain/fusee, moulded pillars, three-arm steel ring balance, fine florally engraved balance cock, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.
Paul Philipp Barraud (1750-1820) Barraud was an English chronometer maker in London. His parents were Francis Gabriel Barraud and Magadalen Benine née Crespin, who was the daughter of a renowned Huguenot silversmith. In 1796 Barraud became a member of the Clockmakers Company of London and a master in 1810/11. He formed a partnership with George Jamieson and William Howells; of Barraud’s 7 children, his sons Frederick Joseph, John and James followed him into the business. From 1796 until 1820 they created more than 1,000 chronometers together. Source: Wikipedia "Die freie Enzyklopädie" - "Paul Philipp Barraud", http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Philipp_Barraud, as of 02/10/2012
Estimate 1,600 - 2,600 €
Price Realised 1,300 €
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