Skip to content

Inventory

7274 Gilt Silver Snake Pocket Watch *Very Rare*

Maker: Le Roy

Circa: 1807

I am pleased to offer from my private collection this very rare and highly collectible antique French Ormolu Gilt Silver Snake head shaped Verge Fusee pocket watch and matching gilt chain fob c1807 made by the most famous French watch master LeRoy a Paris-the personal master to the French Kings.

 High grade fire gilt full plate verge fusee movement,entirely hand made and hand finished by the master. Hand engraved and pierced balance cock.

The watch is very low serial number 4 !!!

70mm high x 43mm width.

The highly ornate repousse snake head is decorated with natural cabochon cut Jade precious stones in the eyes.

 The watch is in perfect working order(do not expect precision time keeping from 216 years old verge movement)

Original fine enamel dial with original gold hands.

 The watch is must for every serious collector of antique watches.
 A matching key included
.

History: 

Le Roy et fils was a French company making clocks and watches. The company was founded in 1785 by Basile Charles le Roy (1765–1839), who later passed it on to his son, Charles-Louis Le Roy.  Le Roy et Fils became successful and survived the turmoils of the French Revolution. It became clockmaker to Napoleon I, his sister Princess Pauline, Mme Mere and the King of Westphalia. After the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, it was a warrant holder for the Duke of Bourbon. A shop was opened in London in 1854 at 296 Regent Street under the name of Le Roy and Son. The name was later changed to Le Roy and Fils. A second shop was opened in London in 1885 at 57 New Bond Street. Le Roy and Fils was a British Royal Warrant holder to Queen Victoria, and was the only foreign clockmaker that held a British royal warrant.

7274 Gilt Silver Snake Pocket Watch *Very Rare*

Maker: Le Roy

Circa: 1807

I am pleased to offer from my private collection this very rare and highly collectible antique French Ormolu Gilt Silver Snake head shaped Verge Fusee pocket watch and matching gilt chain fob c1807 made by the most famous French watch master LeRoy a Paris-the personal master to the French Kings.

 High grade fire gilt full plate verge fusee movement,entirely hand made and hand finished by the master. Hand engraved and pierced balance cock.

The watch is very low serial number 4 !!!

70mm high x 43mm width.

The highly ornate repousse snake head is decorated with natural cabochon cut Jade precious stones in the eyes.

 The watch is in perfect working order(do not expect precision time keeping from 216 years old verge movement)

Original fine enamel dial with original gold hands.

 The watch is must for every serious collector of antique watches.
 A matching key included
.

History: 

Le Roy et fils was a French company making clocks and watches. The company was founded in 1785 by Basile Charles le Roy (1765–1839), who later passed it on to his son, Charles-Louis Le Roy.  Le Roy et Fils became successful and survived the turmoils of the French Revolution. It became clockmaker to Napoleon I, his sister Princess Pauline, Mme Mere and the King of Westphalia. After the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, it was a warrant holder for the Duke of Bourbon. A shop was opened in London in 1854 at 296 Regent Street under the name of Le Roy and Son. The name was later changed to Le Roy and Fils. A second shop was opened in London in 1885 at 57 New Bond Street. Le Roy and Fils was a British Royal Warrant holder to Queen Victoria, and was the only foreign clockmaker that held a British royal warrant.

Call Now ButtonCall Now!