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    Silver Romilly Open Face Verge Pocket Watch France 1780

    Silver Romilly Open Face Verge Pocket Watch France 1780

    $760 (approx conversion from £550)

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    Silver Romilly Open Face Verge Pocket Watch France 1780

     

    A silver open face verge pocket watch, made “Romilly a Paris” in the late 18th century. The pocket watch is complete with antique key.

     

    Dial: The white enamel dial has very nice hand painted bedroom scenery of a young lady. The inner dial had black Arabic numerals with outer minute divisions and golden hands.

     

    Movements: The verge movement is in working condition; however, we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique pocket watch. The movement is signed: “Romilly Paris”.

     

    Case: The watch lies in a silver open face case with a smooth finish. The inner side of the case is numbered: 909.

     

    Made in France - 1780

    Diameter: 56 mm – Weight: 103 gr

     

    History: Jean Romilly of Paris was originally a native of Geneva born in 1714. He married in 1752 and moved to Paris. He lived in Paris on Place Dauphine 1772-81 and on Rue Poupée 1787-89. He’s listed as being a very able watch maker. Listed examples include 8-day, year and equation watches; Watchmaker for the French Royal family.

     

    Code
    romilly silver pw
    Period
    18th Century

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