LOUIS DUCHENE QUARTER REPEATER
Louis Duchêne et Compagnie, No. 34375. Made circa 1790.
Fine, 20K gold and painted on enamel, pearl-set, quarter
repeating pocket watch with glazed gilt-metal outer
Double-body, Louis XVI with split-pearl set bezel, the
enamel back panel painted with a courting couple beneath
a canopy, the inscription: Gage d'Amitié, painted over a blue
White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer dot minute
divisions and Arabic 15-minute numerals. Gold pierced
Hinged gilt brass full plate with conical pillars, fusee
with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance,
flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock pierced
and engraved with the inscription: D. & Co., polished steel
end-piece, repeating on a bell in the back of the case activated
by depressing the pendant.