Barraud & Lund, 14 Bishopsgate Within, London, Movement No. 3/4696, Case No. 3/4696, 49 mm, 112 g, circa 1831
A precision pocket watch with English lever escapement Case: 18k gold, engraved monogram, engraved raptor and motto "Altiora Peto" ("I seek higher things"), gold dome, case maker's punch mark "JW" (Joseph Walton). Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, signed, numbered, blued spade hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, keywind, signed, gilt, chain/fusee, gold screw compensation balance, freesprung blued balance spring.
Paul Philip Barraud Barraud was famous for his chronometers; he was a Fellow of the Clockmakers Company (1796-1813) and a Master (1810/1811). In 1838 he started a partnership with John Richard Lund, who took over the company after Barraud's death.
Estimate 1,300 - 1,800 €
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