Lot No. 213 (99th Auction)
Moulinié Frères & Cie à Genève, Case No. 77, 39 mm, 31 g, circa 1840

A charming Geneva gold enamel pocket watch with cylinder escapement, studded with half pearls
Case: 18k pink gold, enamel, split pearls. Dial: gilt, eccentric, florally engraved. Movm.: 4/5 plate movement, keywind, cylinder escapement, ring balance.

The surface of this charming pocket watch is decorated with floral champlevé enamel on black ground. Both sides of this timepiece are divided in 12 segments each, divided by rows of split pearls.

Swiss watchmaker Jacques-Dauphin Moulinié (1761-1838) was known as "Moulinié à Genève" until 1795. On August 1, 1793 he entered a partnership with Jean-François Bautte and the new company was given the name "Moulinié & Bautte", casemakers. Jean-Gabriel Moynier joined the company on October 1, 1804. From then on the company traded as "Moulinié, Bautte & Cie, retailers and makers of beautiful pocketwatches and jewellery". The sons of Moulinié, Jean-François and Jacques-Dauphin junior, continue the business as "Moulinié Frères & Cie" .
Estimate  3,500 - 5,000 €
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