Jaques Mavris à Paris. A fine and very rare late 17th century gilt metal 'onion' pocket watch with alarm Circa 1690
Lot 1
Jaques Mavris à Paris. A fine and very rare late 17th century gilt metal 'onion' pocket watch with alarm Circa 1690
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 11,631) inc. premium

Lot Details
Jaques Mavris à Paris. A fine and very rare late 17th century gilt metal 'onion' pocket watch with alarm
Circa 1690
Gilt verge movement signed Jaques Mavris à Paris, large pierced and engraved balance cock, three-arm steel balance, Egyptian pillars, engraved winding and alarm barrels, embossed dial with enamel Roman hour markers and inner enamel chapter surrounding the alarm disc, brass hand, beautiful gilt metal foliage engraved and pierced case with central classical scene of Veritas, engraved bow and short stem
61mm.

Footnotes

  • In Roman mythology, Veritas was the goddess of truth, a daughter of Saturn and the mother of Virtue. It is rare to find a watch of this type, with alarm and of this period in such good original condition.
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