French Antique Gent's Open Face Pocket Watch
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Key wind and key set, the yellow gold engine turned dial with applied rose gold Roman numeral hour markers, subsidiary seconds dial at the 6:00 hour, curvette engraved "Echappement / a Cylindre / Quatre Trous en Pierre / Aiguille (s) (?) / Quartier / au Soctel", case back marked 9771 / F.P. / 18 000 and engraved with initials. Case back, pendant crown and bow testing 18KT.
Case diameter 1.75 in.
The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
Overall good cosmetic condition; case reverse detached at hinge; without keys.