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Lot No. 239
Lot No. 239
Estimate  3,200 - 5,000 €
Price Realised  4,000 €
This is a lot of the last auction!

Thomas Fridl, Salzburg, 48 mm, 92 g

, circa 1750

A decorative verge pocket watch in an enamel case "The Bird Hunting"

Case: silver, polychrome enamelled. Dial: enamel. Movm.: fine full plate movement, signed, gilt, chain/fusee, three-arm brass balance, very finely engraved pierced balance cock.

The beautiful enamel painting shows a variety of birds; the back is decorated with a huntsman presenting his prey to a noble lady. The small signed movement is ornamented by a delicate silver balance cock.

Thomas Fri(e)dl was probably a native of Augsburg, who settled in Salzburg in 1751 and became a master on June 19, 1751. He was active to 1781 at least; some other good quality watches made by him are also known.
Case: very good, hairlines
Dial: very good, hairlines, slightly chipped
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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