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Gold Half Hunter Karrusel by Barraud & Lunds

£5,850.00

Signed    Barraud & Lunds (Cornhill) 14 Bishopsgate Street
Hallmarked   
Diameter   51 mm         

1 in stock

Description

A late 19th  Century English freesprung Karrusel by Barraud & Lunds in a gold half hunter case.  Gilt three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel. Unusual richly engraved 52.5 minute revolving carriage.  Engraved cock, compensation balance, freesprung blue steel double overcoil hairspring.  English lever escapement.  Signed and numbered white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, blue steel hands.  Plain 18 carat half hunter case with blue enamel chapter ring, monogram on the back cover and a dedication engraved on the gold cuvette.  Two flysprings to open the front cover, maker’s mark “JW” in an oval and number corresponding to that on the movement.

A fine example of late 19th Century English watchmaking showing the use of a Bonniksen karrusel by one of the leading makers of the period. See Pocket Watches by Reinhard Mieis page 311 for a similar watch.