Beautiful British pair case repeating pocket watch from middle of XVIII century. Case comes in 20k or better solid gold. Outer case is decorated with scene of Orpheus playing his harp in repousse technique. It's genuine piece of chasing art. It's quality piece with careful attention to all small details.
Orpheus , ancient Greek legendary hero endowed with superhuman musical skills. Traditionally, Orpheus was the son of a Muse and Apollo, who gave Orpheus his first lyre.Orpheuss singing and playing were so beautiful that animals and even trees and rocks moved about him in dance. Movement is of excellent quality, as you can expect from expensive watch. The watch features rare 1/8 repeater with two hammers to silver bell. It gives single strikes for hours, double strikes for quarters and after another single strike if 1/8 passed. Please look video below the photos.
Condition The watch in overall good condition, but has some minor flaws. Outer case is generally in nice condition with some minor damage from polishing, notable on Orpheus face. Inner case has traces of repair in it's center, where bell is fixed to the case. The silver bell itself also has traces of reparation and soldering. Movement is in working condition.It runs in any position, though I don't guarantee time keeping. Repetition normally strikes correctly, but occasionally it doesn't strike fully, hard to reproduce.
Probably it's a matter of cleaning and oiling. Dial has tiny flake at 6 hours, otherwise very good. Please see photos and video.
Outer case diameter is 46mm, height is 58mm. Total weight is 111 grams, only outer case is 27 grams.Beautiful and very decorative watch with rare 1/8 repetition, don't miss it. Video will open in a new window. The item "1/8 REPEATING 20k GOLD REPOUSSE PAIR CASE Verge Fusee Antique Pocket Watch" is in sale since Friday, May 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "goodoldwatch" and is located in Armentières en Brie. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in continental Asia, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia.