Antiquorum’s Hotel Richemond, Geneva, 31st March 2001 Auction Totaled CHF 22,575,335

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 47

The AmphoraAttributable to Piguet & Capt, the enamel by the workshop of J-L. Richter, Geneva, circa 1805.Magnificent and extremely rare 18 ct. gold and enamel, pearl-set musical form watch with automaton scene, designed as an amphora.

Sold for CHF 905,500.00

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LOT 402

La Madonna della SediaPiguet & Meylan, Genève, Nos. 5854 and 6524, circa 1820.Magnificent and extremely rare asymmetrical pair of 18 ct. gold and enamel pearl-and ruby-set, two-train, music and automaton hour-striking and repeating, centre seconds watches with original matching key, made for the Chinese market.

Sold for CHF 828,500.00

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LOT 194

Amor seduces Innocence.Piguet & Meylan, Geneva, No. 7509 and 7624, circa 1820.Magnificent and rare, asymmetrically painted pair of 18 ct. gold and enamel, pearl-set, centre-seconds, quarter repeating watches, with polished steel movements and special escapements.

Sold for CHF 773,500.00

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LOT 49

'Scentimental' DuelAttributed to Moulinié, Bautte & Cie, Geneva, circa 1806.Very fine and extremely rare pair of 18 ct. gold and enamel, pearl-set, combined watch and perfume sprinkler, in form of flintlock pistols, with original matching gold and enamel pistol-shaped winding keys, made for the Chinese market.

Sold for CHF 608,500.00

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LOT 423

EveningAttributable to Jaquet-Droz, Geneva, No. 8, circa 1785.Magnificent and exceptional 18 ct. gold and enamel pearl- and ruby-set two-train singing bird watch, made for the Chinese market.

Sold for CHF 597,500.00

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LOT 218

Abraham Cusin, Nevers, circa 1630.Magnificent and very rare, silver, gold, gilt metal and enamel, single-hand concealed dial watch in the shape of Order of the Holy Ghost, believed to have once belonged to the King of Poland, John Casimir.

Sold for CHF 509,500.00

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LOT 271

The Tightrope DancerDu Bois et Fils, Le Locle, circa 1810.Exceptional 18 ct. gold quarter repeating two-train musical automaton watch.

Sold for CHF 487,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 180,000 - 220,000

USD 110,000 - 130,000

USD 110,000 - 130,000

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LOT 151

The Virgin as Protectress of MessinaItalian, enamel painter's signature Bruno F, for Giuseppo Bruno Fecit in Messina, movement engraved with the initials NK, circa 1640.Magnificent and highly important 20 ct. gold and enamel pendant watch decorated with scenes from the lives of Saint Francis of Paola and St. John the Baptist, and the harbour of Messina.

Sold for CHF 377,500.00

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LOT 224

The Expanding HandHenricus Jones, London, circa 1678.A unique and highly important silver pair-cased watch with early balance spring with 'Barrow' regulator and expandable minute hand.

Sold for CHF 355,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 150,000 - 200,000

USD 90,000 - 120,000

USD 90,000 - 120,000

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LOT 421

Attributed to Moulinié, Bautte & Cie, Geneva, circa 1806.Magnificent and rare 18 ct. gold and enamel, pearl- diamond- and emerald-set, combined watch and perfume sprinkler in form of a flintlock pistol, made for the Near and Middle Eastern market, with matching key and later leather fitted box.

Sold for CHF 344,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 130,000 - 160,000

USD 75,000 - 95,000

USD 75,000 - 95,000