Inner case: A two body'bassine' engraved 20k gold case. The inside of the case shows the repousse work which involved hammering the inner surface into showing a deep relief on the outer surface (alternately this effect could have been attained by casting). This 20k gold inner case with open floral filigree work on the sides with the polished back cover with single key aperture and a telescopic stem with jeweled pendant and jeweled bow in the style of the early 18th century and placed near the case hinge.Dial: A gold polished bezel with serpentine engraved design opens to a White porcelain dial with enameled Roman hour chapter, dotted minute ring and Louis XV steel fenestrated hands set with clear gemstones. Movement: Full gilt brass plate with cylindrical pillars, chain driven fusee, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance with flat balance spring, silver Arabic regulator, pierced and engraved balance cock with raised center boss, shell engraving at the end of the balance cock plate with fan shaped foot and central screw, silver regulation dial, quarter repeating chime on metal bell activated by depressing the pendant. The movement is signed, D.. D Hubert, London 1056 in script. Condition: Both cases are in very fine condition. Dial excellent, original hands, movement capable of running. David Hubert is listed in the Baillie as an "eminent maker".
He entered the Clockmakers' Company in 1714 and became a Master in 1743. He was succeeded by Joseph Barnes, circa 1747.Britten speculates that after David's death, Barnes sometimes signed the watches without Hubert's first name. His watches are in the Guildhall Museum and in the Dennison Collection. In the Ilbert collection there was a watch by Hubert, in a lapis lazuli case. The item "UNIQUE & RARE GOLD REPOUSSE JEWELED PAIR CASE REPEATER 1740 DAVID HUBERT" is in sale since Sunday, March 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Clocks". The seller is "4birding" and is located in Sebastopol, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe.