King of France's watch up for auction

King of France's watch up for auction

Postby Racer-X » December 13th 2017, 11:18pm

WATCH OF S.M. CHARLES X LAST KING OF FRANCE & FROM NAVARRE
Born in Versailles in 1757, Charles-Philippe de France was made Count of Artois at his birth by his grandfather King Louis XV (1705-1774). His elder brothers will then be the future kings Louis XVI (1754-1793) and Louis XVIII (1755-1824).

The fall of Monarchy and the French Revolution carried him into exile while first in Germany and then in England where he initiated a first counter-revolutionary movement. At the fall of Napoleon in 1815, the French royal family returned to the throne. Louis XVIII and Charles X succeeded each other before the latter abdicate in favor of his grandson the Duke of Bordeaux, without success.

Charles X will spend the end of his life in exile at the castle of Lulworth in England, at Holyrood Palace in Scotland, at the Prague, before going extinct in Görz then in Austria. His grandson Henri d'Artois Duke of Bordeaux and Count of Chambord also called Henry V, also spent his life in exile: in Scotland, in Venice before dying at Frohsdorf Castle, in Austria. He was the last representative of the royal family
French.

Beautiful and historic gold stopwatch pocket watch at spring-loaded exhaust; pendulum compensated and cylindrical isochronous spiral (gauge model deposited by Thomas Earnshaw in 1784 in London).
Golden platinum movement signed "Reid Ball Alley, Lombard Street »
Enamelled white dial indicating hours in Roman numerals, golden pear needles.
Caseback engraved with the figure of S. M. Charles X under crown Royal of France.
London, circa 1800
Diameter: 54mm - Height: 22mm.
The watch is delivered in a box with the arms of France and accompanied by a letter from the Prince, the current owner, who ritier and descendant of King Charles X.
30,000 - 40,000 €

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Re: King of France's watch up for auction

Postby foghorn » December 14th 2017, 5:19am

Comment est le lume?
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Re: King of France's watch up for auction

Postby Falstaff » December 14th 2017, 7:34am

Groucho to Chico - "You the king of France and I the prime minister? France is certainly in one hell of a fix!"
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Re: King of France's watch up for auction

Postby smellody » December 14th 2017, 7:45am

Lovely. Literally a crown jewel for someone's collection.
   
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Re: King of France's watch up for auction

Postby conjurer » December 14th 2017, 8:22am

I am the King of France.

I like to sing and dance.

And if you don't believe me,

I'll punch you in the pants!
Jim...you are a ray of sunshine here.

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Re: King of France's watch up for auction

Postby foghorn » December 14th 2017, 8:24am

conjurer wrote:I am the King of France.

I like to sing and dance.

And if you don't believe me,

I'll punch you in the pants!







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