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Lot No. 425
Lot No. 425
Estimate  1,900 - 3,000 €
Price Realised  1,800 €
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Gregson à Paris

, Movement No. 615, Case No. 615, 58 mm, 109 g, circa 1785

An ornamental Louis XVI enamel verge pocket watch, studded with paste stones

Case: gilt, paste-set bezels. Dial: enamel, pierced, gemstone-set hands. Movm.: full plate movement, chain/fusee, three-arm brass balance.

An exquisitely ornamented French neoclassicism pocket watch. The bezel on the front is decorated with paste stones. The back shows a high oval medallion studded with paste stones and a polychrome enamel painting of a period gallant scene. A lavishly ornamented flower tendril decoration sits below in a background of dark blue enamel. Case maker’s signature "Leton" inside the back lid.

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.
Case: very good, jewels/stones missing
Dial: very good, slightly chipped
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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