Geörgen Biell, Hamburg, 42 x 33 mm, 64 g, circa 1640
A rare, oval, North German single-handed pre-hairspring neck watch Case: brass, firegilt, shell-shaped, turnable ring pendant, seven-piece hinge. Dial: brass, firegilt, elaborately florally engraved, applied silver chapter ring with engraved and blackened Roman numerals, central engraved blossoms, single blued steel hand. Movm.: full plate movement, firegilt, signed, chain/fusee, verge escapement, baluster movement pillars, plain iron two-armed pre-hairspring balance, finely chased and pierced floral decorated balance cock, top lock with blued click work.
Estimate 14,000 - 18,000 €
Price Realised 20,600 €
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