FRANCOIS TERROUX, Genève
Fin XVIIe siècle

Lot 34
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1500 - 2000 EUR
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Result : 5 200EUR
FRANCOIS TERROUX, Genève
Fin XVIIe siècle

Gilt metal onion watch with quarter repeater


Case on hinge, the caseband decorated and chiseled with volutes and foliage motifs, pierced on the edge, the back richly decorated with arabesques (traces of wear), foliage and acanthus leaves.


Dial finely hammered with enamel cartridges Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic for the minutes, enamel minute track in a circle, decorated with stylized volutes in the center.


Mechanical movement with key winding, chased and pierced cock, spiral balance, regulating disc, escapement with verge, fusee and chain, striking with a hammer on a bell, signature on the plate "François Terroux in Geneva".


Diam. 55 mm


Jean-François Lachis in 1677. Received Master in 1684, he is chosen to work with the greatest enamellers of Geneva of the time, such as the Huaud Brothers. Watchmaker quoted in the Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois, la "fabrique" et les arts annexes du XVIe siècle à nos jours, p. 373, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Antiquorum Editions.

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