About the object

Signed: J Snelling, London

Hallmarked: London 1776

Diameter: 48 mm   

An 18th Century English quarter repeater in a fine gold and enamel case and chatelaine by Moser. Full plate fire gilt movement with signed gilt dust cover. Decorative silver pierced and engraved cock with large diamond endstone in a polished steel setting.  

Silver pierced and engraved signed plate for the gold regulator disc. Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Converted to English lever escapement, plain three arm gilt balance, blue steel spiral hairspring.  

Push pendant quarter repeating on two blocks in the case. Fine white enamel dial signed for the retailer, Grignion, Roman and Arabic numerals, fine diamond set hands.  Fine diamond set gold and enamel consular case with gold push pendant and bow, maker's mark "PM".  

The back with an exceptionally finely painted en grisaille scene of two Greek sibyls in a garden scene, signed Moser. F(ecit) in the lower right corner. Border of white enamel faux split pearls set in a diamond set bezel of dark translucent blue champleve enamel on an engraved ground.  

Matching small chatelaine of two cartouches joined by a ribbon. Attached a matching gold and enamel folding crank key.

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