German Rococo Gold snuff Box Tabatiere with verge watch 1750 Joseph Wöhrle For Sale
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German Rococo Gold snuff Box Tabatiere with verge watch 1750 Joseph Wöhrle :
Joseph Wöhrle Friedberg, heavy German Rococo Gold Box / Tabatiere with hidden watch Signed "Elrhöw F(ecit), London" circa 1750$26.600,- Joseph Wöhrle Friedberg, heavy German Rococo Gold Box / Tabatiere with hidden watch Signed "Elrhöw F(ecit), London" circa 1750$26.600,- DescriptionDetailsAbout me
Attractive, heavy German Rococo Gold Box / Tabatiere with hidden watch by an important Friedberg watchmaker. Joseph Wöhrle, Friedberg, signed about 1750 "Elrhöw F(ecit), London"
Case: Solid 18k gold. The box has no hallmarks, the gold content was determined with acid test methods.
Dial: Gold, Champlevé, engraved and chased.
Movement: full plate movement, fire gold plated, chain/snail, verge escapement, three-armed steel balance. Baluster columns, sawn and chiselled spindle bridge, blued regulating disc for fast and slow, balance spring made of steel. The movement is in very good working order.
Size 66 x 51 x 27 mm, weight 133 g
The cartridge-shaped box is profiled several times at the edge. The upper side is double hinged and has two lids. A curved strip serves to open the larger lid with integrated clock, which becomes visible by opening the second lid. The Champlevé dial with inlaid radial Roman hours, Arabic minute and inscription "London" is fitted in the centre of a punched plate and is flanked by two lions, surrounded by volutes and a rancwork. The verge watch was manufactured in Friedberg, but for marketing reasons the Friedberg watchmaker Joseph Wöhrle spelled his name backwards ("Elrhöw") and added the place name "London" to his signature, following the English watchmaker. In addition to Wöhrle, there are 24 other watchmakers from Friedberg at that time, whose names spelled backwards can be found next to a false "London", "Paris" or "Augsburg".
The watchmaker Joseph Wöhrle originally came from Augsburg. He married in 1721 to Friedberg, where he died in 1761. He was very much appreciated by the citizens of Friedberg, which results from a comparison of March 3, 1731. In the museum of local history of Friedberg there is a carriage clock by Joseph Wöhrle.
brand:Joseph Wöhrlematerial:18k Goldsize:66 x 51 x 27 mm,weight:133gmovement:spindelhemmung/ Verge fuseedial:Gillochiert, Goldmark:Keine / schön / very nicenumber:t.1404country:Deutschland / Germany
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