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Samuel Ruel Enameled Pair Case Watch

Auction:
2623M
Lot:
261
Sold for:
$58,425$47,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2623M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 01, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Samuel Ruel Enameled Pair Case Watch, Rotterdam, No. 378, c. 1715, the outer snakeskin case opens to the gilt champleve dial with Roman numerals on a matted ground with figural enameled center, fully enameled inner case by Les deux freres Huaud and so marked on the lower rim, enameled rim, exterior and interior surfaces, gilt full plate verge fusee movement signed Samuel Ruel/Rotterdam/N. 378, "faux pendulum" balance within a finely chased balance cock depicting two seated figures, blued steel pierced regulating hand and "pine tree" pillars, dia. 46 mm.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Overall fine condition, watch movement nicely cleaned and runs with little winding, lacking rear crystal over back enameled surface.

Keywords

Rotterdam, Samuel Ruel, steel pierced regulating hand, Clocks, Pendulum, Time, Watches