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Lot No. 39
Lot No. 39
Estimate  16,000 - 22,000 €
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A. Bergier à Lyon, 67 x 36 mm, 103 g

, circa 1630

An extremely rare oval watch with additional sun dial and compass

Case: silver and gilt brass, silver centre part lavishly engraved with mythological birds and entwined leaves, hinged base with sun dial and compass. Dial: brass, firegilt, silver chapter ring, lavishly engraved with entwined leaves, mythical birds and masks, blued hand. Movm.: oval full plate brass movement, firegilt, signed, gut/fusee, plain two-arm iron balance without balance spring, fine florally engraved, pierced balance cock.

According to Tardy, Abraham Berg(i)er was born in Geneva and married in Lyon. In 1597 he went to Grenoble and was appointed town clockmaker in 1612 as successor of Laurent Grégoire. From 1624 to 1642 he was back working in Lyon.
Case: very good, worn
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, cleaning needed

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