Krumphuber Bell Verge Half-Quarter Repeater
Good Austro-Hungarian silver verge and fusee half-quarter bell repeater antique
pocket watch by Matthias Krumphuber in Kpemsmunster circa 1790.
White enamel dial (hairline and filled edge chips, possibly a replacement) with black numerals and river scene
painting in the center. Gilt hands, one replaced. The case back with a pierced and
engraved border and unusual large two-color repousse rotating cover over the
winding hole. The movement with large pierced and engraved balance cock and
pierced and engraved regulator plate covering almost the entire movement.
When the pendant is depressed this watch chimes the hours, quarters, and half-quarters
with loud clear chimes on a bell mounted inside the back of the case.
Half-quarter repeaters are rare, especially on continental watches from this period.
Diameter 53 mm
|| Very Good
NOTE: The small circles or shadows in some of our photos
are reflections of the camera lens. Since this watch is much smaller than in the
enlarged photos, a tiny blemish or imperfection that you could not see when looking
at the actual watch can appear very large in the photos.