Swiss verge with fine enamel dial

Stock No. 1604

Dupont, Cadet & Co.
Geneva, c1780
Silver pair cases, 54 mm
Verge escapement


A late 18th century Swiss verge, with a particularly nicely painted dial.

MOVEMENT : Gilded movement with verge escapement, the balance bridge finely engraved and pierced with jewelled steel coquerette. Large silver regulator disk, four square baluster pillars.

Signed (Dupont, Ct. & Cie. A Geneve) and numbered (12159).

The movement is in good condition and is running well.

DIAL : A beautifully painted white enamel dial, showing a shepherdess in a landscape, with a sheep and lamb. The dial is nicely signed, within the hour chapter ring.

Good condition, with no repairs, and just some light hairlines around the edge, between 1 and 4. No fading to the enamel colours which are still bright.

Matching fancy gilt hands.
A little damage to the base of the minute hand, but held securely.

INNER CASE : Silver, with matching serial number to the movement and case maker SS.

Good condition, though the stem has been reattached and there is a little wear around the hinge.
The hinge itself is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome bulls’ eye crystal is good.

OUTER CASE : A silver pair case with case number 724. Plain back but engraved around the rims.

In good condition. The catch and hinge are all fine and the bezel snaps shut.
Just a slight dent to the catch button.