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Silver French Oignon with Silver Cock

Price : £2,650.00
Circa 1695
Diameter   54 mm       Depth   21 mm

A late 17th century French verge oignon with silver cock in a silver consular case.  Very deep full plate fire gilt movement, slender Egyptian pillars with turned finials.  Fusee and heavy chain with spring and ratchet setup between the plates, the barrel with a rim to both top and bottom. Silver pierced and engraved bridge cock, plain three arm steel balance with blue steel spiral hairspring secured by a square pin.  Silver regulator dial under a slender blue steel bridge acting on a visible blue steel rack, silver pierced and engraved decoration flanking it.  Silver chased and engraved plate to protect the escapement from a broken fusee chain.  Winding through the unusual white enamel dial, Arabic minute numerals, the Roman hour numerals on raised "cartouches".  Finely pierced gilt hands.  Plain silver consular case, silver ring pendant and bow.

Signed       Yver a Angoulesme

An attractive example with a number of decorative features in silver.  Ten members of the Yver family are listed as working in Angouleme between 1670 and 1783