Barrauds', Cornhill, London, Movement No. 626, 57 mm, 159 g, circa 1813
A gentleman's very fine pair-cased pocket watch with spring detent escapement according to Thomas Earnshaw Case: outer case - 18K gold, polished, à goutte, case maker's punch mark "MRM" (Martin Matthews, Otvord). Inner case - 18k gold, polished, case maker's punch mark "MRM" (Martin Matthews, Otvord). Dial: enamel, off-white, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds at "12", signed, numbered, gold spade hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, signed, chain/fusee, moulded pillars, Z-balance with 4 screws and 2 round weights according to John Arnold, freesprung blued helical balance spring with both sides passing terminal curves, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.
Paul Philipp Barraud (1750-1820) Barraud was an English chronometer maker in London. His parents were Francis Gabriel Barraud and Magadalen Benine née Crespin, who was the daughter of a renowned Huguenot silversmith. In 1796 Barraud became a member of the Clockmakers Company of London and a master in 1810/11. He formed a partnership with George Jamieson and William Howells; of Barraud’s 7 children, his sons Frederick Joseph, John and James followed him into the business. From 1796 until 1820 they created more than 1,000 chronometers together. Source: Wikipedia "Die freie Enzyklopädie" - "Paul Philipp Barraud", http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Philipp_Barraud, as of 02/10/2012
Estimate 6,500 - 7,800 €
Price Realised 5,500 €
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