Antiquorum’s Geneva, 14th May 2001 Auction Totaled CHF 77,161

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 117

French, 19th century.Polychrome painted metal watch holder, representing a black girl wearing a skirt, holding in her hands the watch aperture shaped as a heart in which are three hooks on a soft cushion, the whole mounted on a round base.

Sold for CHF 2,875.00

Estimations :

CHF 800 - 1,200

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LOT 167

French, 18th century.Wood, tortoiseshell and gilt bronze mantel watch holder, so-called "Boulle", underneath the watch aperture is a gilt bronze plate, the front with two hinges on the side which can be opened to place the watch, the top part is decorated with a cockerel, symbol of light, the whole richly decorated with floral volutes and ornaments in the Regency style.

Sold for CHF 2,300.00

Estimations :

CHF 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT 169

French, 18th century.Wood, tortoiseshell and gilt bronze mantel watch holder, so-called "Boulle", underneath the watch aperture is a scene representing Juno guided by Cupid, the top part, which topples over to allow for the watch, is decorated with an eagle holding an egg in its left claw, as a symbol of fertility. The scene probably evokes the story of Jupiter seducing Juno. The whole is richly decorated with floral volutes and ornaments in the Regency style. Previously in the Jean Puraye Collection, exhibited in te Musée International d'Horlogerie, la Chaux de Fonds.

Sold for CHF 2,185.00

Estimations :

CHF 1,500 - 2,000

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LOT 161

French, 18th century.Wood, tortoiseshell, and engraved copper, mantel watch holder, so-called "Boulle", the front central part has two hinges on the side, which can be opened to place the watch, the top part represents a flame, on the bottom is a gilt bronze plate featuring Neptune, the Roman god of the sea; the whole richly decorated with floral volutes and ornaments in the Louis XIV style.

Sold for CHF 2,070.00

Estimations :

CHF 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT 163

French, 18th century.Wood, tortoiseshell and gilt bronze, mantel watch holder, so-called "Boulle", underneath the watch aperture is a gilt bronze plate, the front with two hinges on the side which can be opened to place the watch, the top part decorated with Cupid, symbol of love, the whole richly decorated with floral volutes and ornaments in the Regency style.

Sold for CHF 2,070.00

Estimations :

CHF 2,000 - 3,000

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LOT 168

French, 18th century.Wood, tortoiseshell, and engraved copper, mantel watch holder, so-called "Boulle", the front with two hinges on the side which can be opened to place the watch, the top part representing a figure in armor, surrounded by four vases, the whole richly decorated with floral volutes and ornaments in the Louis XIV style.

Sold for CHF 2,070.00

Estimations :

CHF 1,500 - 2,000

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LOT 113

French, 19th century.Porcelain and biscuit watch holder, on a tripod pedestal with clawed feet, representing a putto kneelingto the ground, a quiver under his hands, the gilt watch aperture above his head, richly decorated with highlights of deep purple enamel, the whole probably made in the workshops of Nast & Dagoty, circa 1810/20.

Sold for CHF 1,380.00

Estimations :

CHF 1,000 - 1,200

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LOT 49

German, 18th century.Carved and polychrome painted wood watch holder, representing a large, black bird attacking a dying man, tied to a tree by his hands and feet. The scene is taken from Greek mythology: Prometheus, a Titan who stole fire from Olympus to give to mankind, was chained to a rock in punishment, where an eagle tore at his liver until Hercules freed him. The watch holder is mounted on a shaped base.

Sold for CHF 1,323.00

Estimations :

CHF 500 - 600

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LOT 90

French, 19th century.Gilt bronze watch holder, representing a putto on a swing, supported by two columns decorated with palms, the whole surmounted with swans, butterflies and a peacock in the middle, some parts finely chiseled with floral volutes and ornaments.

Sold for CHF 1,265.00

Estimations :

CHF 400 - 500

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LOT 107

French, 19th century.Triumph watch holder made of gilt bronze, decorated with attributes of the Roman Empire, the whole mounted on a marble base.

Sold for CHF 1,098.00

Estimations :

CHF 300 - 400