A. & U. Bourquin, Bienne. An interesting 18K gold hunting case lever watch for the American MarketMovement No.12874, circa 1865
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A. & U. Bourquin, Bienne. An interesting 18K gold hunting case lever watch for the American MarketMovement No.12874, circa 1865
Sold for US$ 1,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A. & U. Bourquin, Bienne. An interesting 18K gold hunting case lever watch for the American Market
Movement No.12874, circa 1865
Nickel finished movement jeweled through the third wheel, counterpoised straight line escapement, uncut bimetallic balance with flat spring, key wound and set, gold cuvette inscribed "Manufactured for S. P. Hamilton, Savannah, Ga.", signed white enamel dial with roman chapters, gilt hands with pierced blued tips, subsidiary seconds, engine turned American case engraved on each lid with a basket of flowers, accompanied by a gold filled chain. 50mm

Footnotes

  • Bourquin Bros. were prominent importing jewelers in New York City c. 1860 – 1890 with a watch factory in Bienne, Switzerland. Adolphe, Ulysses, Edward and Eugene were listed as partners with premises at 20 Maiden Lane in Trow's 1866 New York Directory.
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