Stock No. : 0378
Laon, France, c1800
Gold & enamel case
This is a beautiful, gold and enamel cased pocket watch, made in France around 1800, and signed LR, possibly for Lecointe Renaud from Laon.
MOVEMENT : The unsigned gilded verge fusee movement is in very good condition, with the gilding still bright, and is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 44.25mm in diameter. It is in almost perfect condition with just some tiny surface scratches. Unusual matching gold hands.
CASE : Diameter 50.5mm. The enamel on the front bezel and on the stem is perfect. On the back there is a small chip on the edge at the top and an area of restoration at the bottom (this is a slightly darker colour). This restoration has been done well. The inside of the case is unmarked, though the case does test as high carat gold. The hinge and catch are fine and there are no dents or damage to the case except for a few light scratches around the gold edge. The case is opened by pressing a small button on the top of the stem. The side of this stem is marked with the initials “LR”. The high dome, bull’s eye crystal is perfect.
Lecointe Renaud produced several very similar watches to this, with enamel decoration depicting 18th century scenes.