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Silver Oignon with Mock Pendulum

Price : £4,600.00
Circa 1695
Diameter   58 mm       Depth   22 mm

A late 17th century French verge oignon with silver mock pendulum 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. Engraved silver mock pendulum bridge cock with semi-circular aperture to reveal a steel bob on one arm of the balance.  Silver regulator dial under a 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.  Decorative pierced and engrave decoration to the foot of the case spring.  Winding through the unusual white enamel dial, Arabic minute numerals, the Roman hour numerals on raised "cartouches".  Unusual silver beetle and poker hands.  Plain silver consular case, seven joint square hinge, silver ring pendant and bow.

Signed       Clement Fiacre a Paris