Baroque Charles Cabrier London 1710 very fine verge fuse pocket watch oignon
Very fine verge fuse pocket watch Oignon. A rare large silver pair cased verge fuse pocket watch circa 1710. Highly decorated gilt full plate verge movement, signed C. 1147, verge escapement, flat steel balance with spring, pierced balance cock finely engraved with flowers and a mussel among scrolling acanthus leaves, Diamond end stone. Palm tree shaped pillars, very rare glass cower protection of the movement. Silver champlevé dial decorated with a grotesque head and makers signature framed within an upper cartouche, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute track, blued steel poker and beetle hands. Cases: plain polished silver inner case with winding aperture, plain polished silver outer case with squared hinge and deep chamfer to the bezel, case maker's mark IR, no 1147. The watch is in very nice undamaged condition, a highly collectable time piece made in the best quality. Just cleaned and serviced by my watchmaker. The CABRIERS were a watchmaking family, whose father was French, he had immigrated to England as a consequence of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, whose son and grandson became also very well known watchmakers under the same name. CHARLES CABRIER, the father, was admitted into the Clockmakers' Company in February 1697/98 as a Freeman by redemption. In 1717 he took his son, Charles Cabrier junior, as apprentice, freeing him in 1726. Baillie lists Cabrier in Lombard Street. In 1730 a Cabrier is mentioned at the Dial, Tokenhouse Yard, in the parish of St. Became an eminent maker and in 1757 he was elected Master of the Clockmakers' Company. His watches are in many museums, including the British Museum, the Guildhall Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Both Cabriers had strong ties with continental watchmakers. The son of Charles Cabrier, Junior, also named Charles, became an eminent watchmaker in his own right, which sometimes leads to difficulties in attribution. Sehr gut / very good. The love for old things has kept me working as an antique dealer for over twenty-five years.
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I wish you a lot of fun while browsing, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me carsten berger. The item "Baroque Charles Cabrier London 1710 very fine verge fuse pocket watch oignon" is in sale since Tuesday, October 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".antik" and is located in Potsdam.
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- Escapement Type: Verge
- Features: Fusee
- Year of Manufacture: Pre-1800
- Brand: Charles Cabrier
- Closure: Open Face
- Material: Silver
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Modified Item: No