MOVEMENT : Gilded verge fusee movement, with finely engraved balance cock and blued screws. Fully signed (Gregson, Hor. Du Roy, PARIS) and numbered (1567).
All complete but not running. The balance swings and the movement sometimes runs for a few seconds before stopping.
DIAL : The signed white enamel dial is about 36 mm in diameter. It is in perfect condition except for a slight fading to the signature at the bottom. Gold beetle and poker hands.
INNER CASE : Diameter 42.7 mm. The inside is engraved with several serial numbers and maker’s initials but also ’18K’ and the French gold mark of 3 chevrons.
The stem is also stamped with French gold marks.
The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut nicely. The high dome crystal is also fine.
The back of the case is beautifully decorated with multi coloured gold.
All in excellent condition.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 47.85 mm. Gilded brass with glass back. A little wear to the gilding but generally in very good condition.
Jean Gregson is listed in Paris from 1776 until circa 1780, and was clockmaker to the King during this time.