Lot 16
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Estimation :
800 - 1200 EUR
Onion watch with openwork gilt brass case. Gilded brass dial with engraved decoration, blue Roman numerals on white enamel cartridges for the hours (Small accidents) Two hands. Gilt brass movement with an openworked and engraved central cock, signed GRIBELIN in Paris. Late 17th - early 18th century
D. 6 cm
Accidents and restorations on the dial - without glass - Chronometry not verified
The Protestant Gribelin family originated in Blois and several of its members were renowned clockmakers, goldsmiths and engravers, notably Nicolas, active between 1674-97, who received the title of Valet de Chambre-Horloger du Roi, clockmaker to Monseigneur le Grand Dauphin in 1674, and was received as Master Clockmaker on June 5, 1675.
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