Epaphras Laudreau (Bordeaux), 36 mm, 37 g, circa 1675
An early pendant watch from Bordeaux Case: silver, elaborately engraved with Renaissance foliate decor. Dial: silver, Champlevé, inlaid radial Roman numerals, very fine ornamental engraving in the centre: flowers, a barking dog and a bird flying up from the flowers, single blued filigree hand. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, applied floral decorations and click work, firegilt, signed, gut/fusee, pierced flower pillars, worm and wheel set up, verge escapement, iron ring balance, florally pierced balance cock.
Epaphras Landreau is also recorded as parish priest of Castets-en-Dorthe from 1679 until 1685 erwähnt.
Estimate 16,000 - 20,000 €
Price Realised 19,300 €
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