Les Fréres Esquivillon & DeChoudens, Genève, Movement No. 64062, Case No. 64062, 50 mm, 99 g, circa 1770
A decorative, paste stone-set Geneva pair-cased gold enamel verge pocket watch with a very fine enamel painting of a galant scene Case: gold "à trois couleurs", silver and gilt brass. Dial: enamel. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, chain/fusee, three-arm brass balance.
This high quality Geneva verge pocket watch has a finely engraved three-colour gold band and the bezel on the front is studded with paste stones. The back is decorated with a marvellous painted medallion showing a galant scene inside a border of translucent enamelling that is framed by applied enamel ornaments and paste stones.
Esquivillon & De Choudens Geneva watchmaker Jacques Dechoudens (1728-1801) and brothers Joseph Esquivillon (1714-1798), Jean François Esquivillon (1733-1813) and Gédéon-François Esquivillon (1717-1799) founded a workshop which produced high quality verge pocket watches. Source: "Esquivillon & De Choudens", http://wansor.vs120138.hl-users.com/Uhrenseite/unten_port_allg_schweiz.php, as of 02/28/2011
Estimate 2,200 - 4,000 €
Price Realised 4,500 €
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