Antiquorum’s Hong Kong, Hotel Furama, 28th May 1989 Auction Totaled HKD 45,926,640

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 351

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No 862278, case No 621870, Ref. 1436, 1941. Extremely rare and fine 18-carat gold gentleman's wristwatch with square button split-second chronograph, register and tachometer.

Sold for HKD 2,235,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 1,250,000 - 1,500,000

CHF 250,000 - 300,000

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LOT 254

Charpentier, Horloger de la Marine Impériale, Fournisseur de Notre Saint-Père le Pape, de S.M l' Impératrice et du Roi du Portugal, Paris, made for A.H. Rodanet, Constructeur de chronomètres pour la Marine de l'Etat, 36 rue Vivienne, Paris, circa 1860. Kuang Hsu.

Sold for HKD 2,125,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 750,000 - 1,000,000

CHF 150,000 - 200,000

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LOT 257

Anonymous, Swiss, probably Puy–Roche, circa 1800. Chia Ch'ing.

Magnificent and highly important 18-carat gold and enamel pearl set musical telescope with a concealed watch and passing automatons. The telescope is decorated overall with 3 very fine enamel still-life paintings with flowers, the 4th pannel with two Cupids disclosing the watch and the automatons, further ' champlevé' enamelled draperies, Corynthian columns, trophies, palm leaves and flowers. White enamel dial with Breguet numerals. Blued steel 'spade' hands. Gilt brass full plate movement with cylindrical pillars, ' fusee' and chain, verge escapement with plain brass three armed balance, continental cock and polished steel endpiece. The independant musical train with pointed barrel and six piled up vibrating blades, also drive the merry-go-roun of 8 personnages passing in front of a finely painted background landscape. In very good condition. 90 x 48 mm.

Sold for HKD 2,015,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 1,750,000 - 2,000,000

CHF 350,000 - 400,000

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LOT 343

S. Smith & Son, 9 Strand London, No 1901/20 Maker to the Admiralty and the Indian Government Hallmarked 1900. Kuang Hsu.

Sold for HKD 2,015,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 700,000 - 900,000

CHF 140,000 - 180,000

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LOT 256

Piguet & Meylan, Genève, George Rémond & Cie, goldsmith circa 1820. Chia Ch'ing.

Magnificent and highly important 18-carat gold and enamel pearl set automaton snuff-box with optional pipe or carillon musics. Three-body rectangular case, an extremely fine mythological scene painted in enamel in the manner of Abraham Lissignol on the cover, depicting Faustulus giving Romulus and Remus to their foster mother Acca Larentia. The edge of the lid is set with split pearls, the side panels with 'champlevé' red and blue enamelled scrolled foliage and floral decoration. The bottom lid with a red and turquoise 'champlevé' enamelled decoration in a check pattern, framed by blue scrolled foliage and floral ornament, discloses the automaton scene. Six chiselled automatons and additional scenery in four shades of gold are superimposed on a painted enamel lakeside background with shepherds watering their herd of cattle. On the bank of the animated running stream, a seated lady plays the mandoline on the right of the scene, a dog barks while another dog and a sheep are drinking; standing on the left, a shepherd plays the Pan pipe. The sequence is set in motion by means of a slide. For one sequence, the shepherdess plays her mandoline accompanied by the sound of a 26 blade carillon while the schepherd remains still. In the alternative sequence, the young lady is in repose while the young shepherd plays his instrument to the sound of an eight pipe music. A front slide permits one to choose between one sequence and the other at will. In perfect condition. 80x50x25mm.

Sold for HKD 1,355,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 1,250,000 - 1,500,000

CHF 250,000 - 300,000

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LOT 184

Cartier, Paris, circa 1930.

Rare 18-carat gold triple complication moon phase astronomical minute repeating watch with a perpetual calendar, split second chronograph and a minute recorder. Massive 'carrure carrée' polished case. Mat silver dial with 'Empire' numerals and outer minute and chronograph rings, subsidiary dials for the days of the week, the months with inner leap year cycle and outer 30 minutes register, the date and a moon phase aperture. Blued steel Breguet hands. Fine rhodium plated 18"' European Watch and Clock Cie, keyless movement, 40 jewels, with straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring and swan neck michrometric index. Repeating on gongs by means of a slide on the band, visible split seconds mechanism with push-piece on the band, chronograph push-piece on the winding crown. In very good condition. Diam. 52 mm.

Sold for HKD 1,245,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 700,000 - 900,000

CHF 140,000 - 180,000

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LOT 253

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No 867533, case No 657241, Ref. 1518, circa 1949. Fine astronomic 18-carat gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, square button chronograph, register and tachometer, produced in 281 examples between 1941 and 1954.

Sold for HKD 1,245,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 1,000,000 - 1,200,000

CHF 200,000 - 240,000

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LOT 350

Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, No 868098, case No 668389, Ref. 1518, circa 1953. Fine astronomic 18-carat gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, square button chronograph, register and tachometer, produced in 281 examples between 1941 and 1954.

Sold for HKD 1,245,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 900,000 - 1,000,000

CHF 180,000 - 200,000

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LOT 210

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No 863677, case No 641823, Ref. 1518, circa 1947.

Fine astronomic 18-carat gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, square button chronograph, register and tachometer, produced in 281 examples between 1941 and 1954. C. massive, polished, concave bezel. D. mat silver with applied gold Arabic numerals + auxiliary second and 30 minute register dials, graduation for the days of the month, outer indication for the minutes, the seconds and the tachometer, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the lunations. 'Feuille' gold hands. M. 13"' Q, rhodiumed, 'fausses-côtes' decoration, 23 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to 8 positions, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. In very good condition. Diam. 35 mm.

Sold for HKD 1,135,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 900,000 - 1,100,000

CHF 180,000 - 220,000

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LOT 342

Charles Frodsham, by Appointment to the King, No 08867 ADFMSZ, 115 New Bond Street - late of 84 Strand London, Hallmarked 1900. Kuang Hsu.

Sold for HKD 1,135,750.00

Estimations :

HKD 900,000 - 1,100,000

CHF 180,000 - 220,000

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