Lot No. 342 (89th Auction)
J. Gray, London, Movement No. 622, 125 x 95 x 100 mm, circa 1748

A very fine brass mounted gilt gift box all sides covered with "shagreen", with built-in verge watch for the Chinese market
Case: wood, brass frame, all sides covered with shagreen and decorated with open worked gold mountings. Domed cover with hinge and built-in watch in the centre: ruby bezel and ornamented frame. Front with diamond pusher. Silk lining with dragon motif. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, blued Fleur-de-Lys hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, firegilt, signed, applied floral ornaments, chain/fusee, square baluster pillars, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance cock.
Estimate  50,000 - 70,000 €
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