Pocket Watches

Mechanical pocket watch with quarter repeater and jacquemarts

    Mechanical pocket watch with quarter repeater and jacquemarts

    Switzerland, Geneve

    Сirca 1820

    Esquivillon & Dechoudens Francois (?)

    Gold, enamel, glass, metal alloys; painting, embossing, guilloche

    5.5 x 1.5 cm

    On the case lid: "25197"


    Enamel dial with steel plate in the centre with raised appliqué details in varicolored gold depicting a blacksmith's shop. The composition shows appliqué pieces depicting a wall (or a bridge) with an arch span. A planter flanked by cherubs is on the wall top. Below, in the arch span, are the figures of a blacksmith at the anvil and his assistant fanning up flame in the furnace with bellows. When the repeater is released, it sets in motion the cherubs' arms that strike the bells, and the blacksmith arm that strikes at the anvil, his assistant's arm fanning up the flame and the tongue of the flame in the hearth. A sliding lever is on the case, opposite numeral 10, stopping the repeater.
    The movement with balance wheel, verge escapement, spring with fusee, a quarter repeater on gongs, with the key to wind the the watch and set the hands.