Barrauds', Cornhill, London, Movement No. 2/1700, 49 mm, 97 g, circa 1824
A gentleman's fine pocket watch with cylinder escapement Case: 18k gold, engine-turned. Dial: enamel, off-white, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, gold spade hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, signed, chain/fusee, solid movement pillars, cylinder escapement, four-arm gilt brass 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 1,500 - 2,500 €
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