Attributed to Jean-Pierre Gregson à Paris, Case No. 7013, 53 mm, 81 g, circa 1820
A highly exquisite gold enamel verge pocket watch with a very fine miniature painting "Hector bidding farewell to Andromache" Case: 18k gold, pendant with number and punch mark "BP". Dial: enamel. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, chain/fusee, three-arm brass balance.
Jean Gregson Jean-Pierre Gregson originally came from England. In 1776 he was appointed watchmaker to the king in Paris. He was one of the first watchmakers of his time to use the Lépine calibre. In 1787 Gregson founded a watch manufacture in Braille. Source: Tardy "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais", Paris 1972, p. 272.
This marvellous pocket watch has a fine enamel painting on engine-turned and translucent cobalt blue enameling on its back; equally striking are the decorated case band and bezel with their translucent paillon borders. The watch is in perfect original condition and has never been restored or damaged in any way – a rare and high value piece of jewellery.
Estimate 8,500 - 12,000 €
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