Antiquorum’s Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, 16th November 1997 Auction Totaled CHF 2,330,291

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 35

Johann Martin in Augsporg, circa 1675. "La Petite Sainte Famine" Extremely fine and rare 22K gold and enamel diamond-set pre-balance spring watch in the form of a heart.

Sold for CHF 678,900.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

USD 0 - 0

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LOT 50

Unsigned, (Geneve) attributable to Piguet & Capt, circa 1810. "Musique de chambre" Extremely fine and unique, 18K gold and enamel musical snuff box with two automaton scenes and a built-in watch with special escapement. The central enamel panel painted in the manner of Dupont. Accompanied by the original red flinque enamelled key.

Sold for CHF 237,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 200,000 - 220,000

USD 140,000 - 150,000

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LOT 41

James Cox, London, No. 232, English circa 1760, made for the Chinese Market. Spectacle tres prive» An exceptionaly fine and rare 22K gold and hardstone snuff box, containing a watch, and a secret compartment revealing an erotic automaton scene.

Sold for CHF 152,550.00

Estimations :

CHF 145,000 - 160,000

USD 100,000 - 110,000

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LOT 102

Dites le avec des fleurs" Very fine and rare 18K gold and enamel, pearl-set, quarter repeating centre seconds musical watch with automaton scene.

Sold for CHF 88,255.00

Estimations :

CHF 80,000 - 95,000

USD 55,000 - 65,000

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LOT 2

Unsigned, Swiss, circa 1800. "Adam et Eve" Very fine and rare, large 18K gold astronomical double face, "Adam and Eve" watch with visible balance.

Sold for CHF 79,350.00

Estimations :

CHF 40,000 - 50,000

USD 27,000 - 33,000

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LOT 87

Svend Andersen, Geneve, No. 1/1, 1997. <

Sold for CHF 66,125.00

Estimations :

CHF 35,000 - 40,000

USD 24,000 - 27,000

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LOT 100

Des Arts & Cie, (Geneva), circa 1800. "La Forge de Cupidon" Very fine 18K gold and enamel, double face quarter repeating watch with automaton scene.

Sold for CHF 58,190.00

Estimations :

CHF 40,000 - 50,000

USD 27,000 - 34,500

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LOT 16

Ilbery, London, 6047, the enamel attributable to Jean- Louis Richter, circa 1800 "Orphee et Eurydice" Very fine 18K gold and enamel centre-seconds watch with special escapement, made for the Chinese Market.

Sold for CHF 52,900.00

Estimations :

CHF 40,000 - 50,000

USD 27,000 - 34,000

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LOT 52

Piguet Meylan, Geneva, circa 1820. Le missionnaire» Fine and rare 18K gold, quarter repeating, musical watch with a concealed enamelled erotic automaton scene.

Sold for CHF 50,255.00

Estimations :

CHF 35,000 - 40,000

USD 24,000 - 27,500

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LOT 53

Not signed, Swiss, circa 1820. «Mail oil sont mes vertes atmees!» Fine and very rare 18K gold watch, the inner painted automaton scene with concealed erotic automata.

Sold for CHF 44,965.00

Estimations :

CHF 35,000 - 40,000

USD 24,000 - 27,500

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