Lot No. 449* (93rd Auction)
Larpent & Jürgensen, Kiobenhavn (Kopenhagen), Case No. 15928, 58 mm, 137 g, circa 1785

An early quarter repeating pair cased verge pocket watch by Larpent & Jürgensen
Case: 14k rose gold, polished, inner case engraved, pierced. Dial: enamel. Movm.: full plate movement, 2 hammers, rear bell, chain/fusee.

This is an early timekeeper by Urban Juergensen (the father) with a rare "á tact" and "á toc" repeater. The repeater mechanism has three options – it can be muted, strike on a bell or on the inside of the case.

Jörgen Jürgensen (1748-1811)
He was the father of the renowned watchmaker Urban Juergensen; he started a watchmaking factory in Kopenhagen in 1775 and went into partnership with Isaac Larpent in 1780. From then on the company operated under the name "Larpent & Juergensen" in Roskilde.
Estimate  3,500 - 5,500 €
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