Balthasar Faure á Saint-Jean (Genève), 55 mm, 178 g, circa 1690
A very rare, single-handed Geneva hour self striking verge pocket watch Case: silver, gilt brass and copper, bezel and back side with sound holes, rear bell, large lateral hinge. Dial: silver, Champlevé style, inlaid radial Roman numerals, engraved and chased centre, blued steel single hand. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, firegilt, signed, chain/fusee, florally pierced and engraved barrel for striking train, locking plate, silver baluster pillars, applied blued iron click work, 1 hammer, plain three-arm steel balance, very finely florally engraved, pierced balance cock.
Balthasar Faure was trained by Pierre Angely around 1683. Another watch signed by Faure is part of the Wilsdorf Collection.
Estimate 8,500 - 12,000 €
Price Realised 7,500 €
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