This is a very early French pocket watch with a beautiful verge movement and white enamel dial, in a gilt brass case. It was made around 1700 by J. H. Cornu in Paris.
MOVEMENT : Signed “J.h. Cornu, Deluce a Paris”. Four beautiful divided Egyptian pillars, each with silver ribbed shoulder (one of these is missing). The four arm brass balance wheel is covered by a wonderful silver balance cock which is decorated with a pierced monogram.
The movement is running well.
DIAL : The large white enamel dial is in excellent condition with just two extremely light hairlines (one between IX and X and the other between IIII and V). This dial is probably a mid 18th century replacement. It is about 47mm in diameter.
Fancy pierced brass hands.
CASE : The gilt brass case is in very nice condition. There is some wear to the gilding on the back but no dents or scratches. The hinges and catches are fine and the case closes nicely. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is in fine condition with no damage. The case is about 56mm in diameter (excluding the pendant) and about 34mm deep (including the crystal).