Attributed to Louis Morin à Genève, Case No. 20521, 52 mm, 122 g, circa 1830
A gentleman's very fine quarter repeating pocket watch with musical movement Case: rose gold, engine-turned, the bezels with an applied yellow gold flower border, the centre decorated in high relief with the chased coat of arms of the "Nevill Abergavenny" family with motto "Ne Vile Velis" ("Don't wish anything bad"); reeded band, slide for for activating the musical movement, case maker's punch mark "ML". Dial: gilt, engine-turned centre, inlaid radial Roman numerals, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, 2 going barrels, sur plateau musical movement with pinned disc, cylinder escapement, three-arm ring balance.
The House of Neville (also the House of Nevill) is a noble house of early medieval origin, which was a leading force in English politics in the later Middle Ages. The family became one of the two major powers in northern England along with the House of Percy and played a central role in the Wars of the Roses.
Estimate 19,000 - 22,000 €
Price Realised 22,400 €
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