Small Paris verge, in gold  & enamel case

Stock No. 1664

Paris, c1780
Gold and enamel case, 31 mm.
Verge escapement


A tiny gold and enamel, mid 18thc., Paris verge.

MOVEMENT : Gilded movement with verge escapement, the balance bridge finely engraved and pierced with scrolls. Silver regulator disk and four round baluster pillars.
Signed (Lepine A PARIS) and numbered (8579).

The movement is in excellent condition, and is running well.

DIAL : White enamel dial.

In good condition, but with just one small flake on the edge at 2, and larger flakes around the winding aperture..

Blued steel hands, a little tarnished but elegantly shaped.

CASE : Rose gold, with the movement number stamped on the inside and gold marks to the stem

The bezel is set with tiny diamonds (just one missing) and both bezel and back are engraved. The catch button is set with a larger diamond, and the gold back embellished with white enamel with an enamel portrait plaque to the centre.

The gold is in good condition with just a small repair on the inside to the catch button. The hinges are fine and the bezel shuts correctly. The high dome crystal is perfect.
Some of the white enamel on the back of the case is missing, and there are some scratches to the enamel portrait (though no repairs or restoration).

Jean Antoine Lepine worked in Paris (from Geneva) from 1744 until 1810. During some of this time he was the horologer to Louis XV.