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Lot No. 11
Estimate  4,500 - 12,000 €
This is a lot of a former auction!

Monogrammist "MS", German, 62 x 41 mm, 84 g

, circa 1590

A rare cartouche-shaped single-handed pre-balance spring Renaissance pendant watch with stackfreed

Case: brass, firegilt, engraved decor, river pearl. Dial: silver, engraved view of a town. Movm.: full plate movement, verge escapement, stackfreed, three-arm iron balance without balance spring.

The movement dates back to the early Renaissance; its cartouche-shaped form matches the shape of the case. The case is all-over engraved with spirals, flower tendrils and geometric pattern. The centre of the silver dial on the front with inserted Roman numerals is decorated with view of a town engraving. A small river pearl hangs from a loop at the bottom of the case.
Case: very good, slightly repaired, worn
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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