610 lots

LOT 41

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Philippe Gros a Paris, No. 219, with Paris hallmarks for 1763. "Le Temps delivrant la write du Mensonge et de la Calomnie " Very fine and rare 18K gold and enamel quarter dumb repeating watch.

C. Double body, Louis XV, the bezels chased in a Greek pattern, the back enamel panel painted in polychrome colours with an allegory of Truth being liberated by Kronos who strikes down Untruth and Slander. Diamond push pieces. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minutes ring. Gold Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt-brass full plate with square baluster pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt-brass continental Louis XV cock with polished-steel end-piece. Repeating on the edge of the case by depressing the pendant. Signed on the back plate. Diam. 45 mm.

CHF 20,000 - 24000

Sold: CHF 41,400

LOT 42

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Julien Le Roy No. 3241, circa 1755. Fine and rare 18K gold, quarter dumb repeating watch.

C. Double body, Louis XV, chased with rocaille decoration the back set with a plaque of coloured glass. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minutes ring. Gold Louis XV hands. The gilt-brass dial plate engraved: fnven.it /my Julien. Le Roy en 1740 el le roaage en 1755. M. 1-Iinged gilt-brass full plate with conical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement with adjustable potence for the crown wheel, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt-brass Louis XV cock pierced and engraved with fleurettes, polished-steel end-piece. Repeating on the edge of the case by depressing the penclant. Signed on the dial, the back plate and the gilt-brass dial plate. Diam. 48 inn).

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 12000

LOT 43

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Les Freres Colladon, Geneva, circa 1770. Very fine 18K gold and enamel quarter dumb repeating watch.

C. Double body, Louis XV, the bezels chased with a floral decoration, the back enamel panel painted in polychrome colours with a genre scene. A rose-cut diamond set on the pendant and push piece. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minutes ring. Gold Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt-brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass threearm balance, flat balance spring, gilt-brass continental cock with polished-steel end-piece. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant. Signed on the back plate. Diam. 44 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 15,000 - 18000

LOT 44

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Ch. Leroy a Paris, No. 954, circa 1750. Very fine 20K gold, dumb quarter repeating watch.

C. Double body Louis XV, with diamond-set push pieces, the bezel repousse with vine-branches and further rocaille decoration. The back decorated en suite, the rocaille centre enhance by a rack and a clove pecking at grapes. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minutes ring. Gold Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt-brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt-brass Louis XV continental cock with polished-steel end-piece. Repeating on the edge of the case by depressing the pendant. Signed on the dial and back plate. Diam. 47 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 6,900

LOT 45

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Gossier a Rouen, No. 775, circa 1760. Fine 18K gold watch.

C. Double body, Louis XV, the back engraved with a parrot perched on a basket of flowers with outer floral and foliage decoration. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minutes ring. Gold Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt-brass full plate with square baluster pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, giltbrass continental cock with polished-steel end-piece. Signed on the back plate. Diam. 45 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 2,000 - 2500

Sold: CHF 2,530

LOT 46

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Braillard a Versailes, No. 73, with Paris hallmarks for 1760. Very rare and fine 18K gold hour and half-hour striking and repeating clock watch.

C. Double body, Louis XV, engine-turned in a basket work pattern. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minutes ring. Gold Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt-brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel threearm balance, flat balance spring, gilt-brass cock with polished-steel end-piece. Striking and repeating train with fixed barrel and revolving arbor, striking on a bell, the striking train released for repetition by depressing the pendant. Signed on the dial and back plate. Diam. 47 nun.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 14,000 - 16000

Sold: CHF 16,100

LOT 47

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Duvivier 1'Aine a Rouen, circa 1765. "Suzanne et les Vieillards" Fine and unusual 18K three coloured gold watch.

C. Double body, Louis XV, the bezel chased with a formal decoration, the back with a very fine and unusual scene, chased in three colours of gold, featuring "Susanna and the Elders " . D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minutes ring. Gold Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt-brass full plate with square baluster pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt-brass continental Louis XV cock with polished-steel end-piece. Signed on the back plate. Diam. 45 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 3,500 - 4000

LOT 48

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Bointaburet a Paris, No. 27405-8, circa 1860. Fine and unusual silver gilt, snuff bow set with Wedgwood and pietra dura micro mosaic decoration, the base with a concealed enamel painted erotic scene.

C. Rectangular, double body, in the Louis XVI style, engine-turned, the lid centred with a small pietra dura mosaic, flanked by two small Wedgwood rosettes. The base with a sliding silver panel disclosing a very fine painted enamel scene, depicting a maiden riding her handsome mount. Signed on the silver sliding panel. Dim. 90 x 57 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 10,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 27,600

LOT 49

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Repassee par Le Roy a Paris No. 9073, circa 1820. Fine silver, quarter repeating watch with concealed erotic automata.

C. Three body, "forme quatre baguettes" engineturned. Concealed in the hinged gilt-brass cuvette, a small automaton scene presents a couple striving hard to prolong the existence of the human race. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals. Blued-steel "scotties " hands. M. Gilt-brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt-brass continental cock with steel end-piece. Repeating on gongs by depressing the pendant, the automata driven by the repeating train by means of a small lever. Signed on the cuvette. Diam. 55 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 3,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 3,910

LOT 50

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Breguet, Swiss, No. 8980, circa 1800. "Le Vice et la Vertu" Very fine and unusual 18K gold watch with concealed enamel painted erotic scene.

C. Three body, Directoire with concealed hinge, polished. A very finely painted enamel scene within a concealed compartment in the back, features a young maiden in a landscape, resisting the advances of a suitor. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals and outer minutes ring. Gold half-moon hands. M. Hinged gilt brass, slim I-lessen's calibre the barrel passing through the back plate, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator. Apocryphal signature on the dial and back plate. Diam. 53 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 25,000 - 30000

LOT 51

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Geneva, circa 1820. Very fine and rare, 18K gold and enamel large centreseconds watch designed as a peony.

C. Double body, in the form of a peony, the band engraved with foliage enhanced with blue champleve enamel, the back enamel back realistically and finely painted in the colours of the flower, the bezel decorated en suite, the pendant designed as the flower stem. Hinged gilt-brass cuvette. D. White enamel with sunk centre, Roman numerals and outer minutes and seconds ring. Gold "scotties " hands. M. 20"', gilt brass, Lepine ' s calibre with going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator. Dim. 62 x 77 mm. including the stem.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 18,000 - 22000

Sold: CHF 19,550

LOT 52

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Geneva, circa 1810. Fine 18K gold and enamel, pearl-set centre-seconds pendant watch designed as a double face winged angel's head.

C. Three body, hinged enamelled cover and back painted with angel's heads with dark hair on the front and fair hair on the back, gold chased split-pearl set wings with blue champleve enamelled decoration. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals. Gold "spade" hands. M. Gilt-brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, unusual continental cock with steel end-piece. Dim. 49 x 47,5 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 15,000 - 18000

Sold: CHF 19,550

LOT 53

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Vienna, Austria, circa 1850 Fine gold and enamel watch designed as a lyre with snatching brooch.

C. Two-part, the back decorated with engraved foliage and enamelled musical score on a scarlet flinque ground within pellet border, the sound board with enamelled flowers on an blue/grey flinque ground with diamond chip surround to the sound hole, the neck en suite with silver wire strings. Matching brooch designed as a crown. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals. Blued-steel hands. M. Hinged gilt-brass full plate, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat spring and regulator. Continental cock. Dims. 60 x 29 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 5,000 - 6000

LOT 54

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Geneva, circa 1820. Fine and highly unusual pendant watch designed as a turquoise-set watch key.

C. Double body with the key fitted opposite the pendant, cover and enamel cover and back painted in a multicoloured butterfly pattern, the cover set with a turquoise cabochon above the key tip. D. White enamel with Rreguet numerals. Gold hands. M. I-tinged gilt-brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass tlu ccarm balance, unusual continental cock with polishedsteel end-piece. Dim. 50 x 28 mm. including the key tip.

Grading System: A

CHF 1,500 - 1800

LOT 55

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Geneva, circa 1810. Very fine and rare 18K gold and enamel diamond-set pendant watch designed as a cockle shell with matching bow.

C. Double body in the form of a cockle shell, blue enamelled cover and back with old-cut diamond-set border and white champleve enamelled decoration, matching bow. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals. Gold hands. M. Hinged gilt- brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, unusual continental cock with polished- steel end-piece. Dim. 45 x 31 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 4,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 6,325

LOT 56

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Attributable to Jaquet Droz, Swiss, made for the Chinese Market, circa 1790. The enamel painted in the manner of Jean Abraham Lissignol. Magnificent 18K gold and enamel, musical snuff box.

C. Three body, the lid with an enamel painting depicting a classical scene from the Iliad, borders with white champleve and flinque decoration, the band engine-turned with azure champleve enamelled decoration in a geometrical pattern intersected with small panels decorated with formal urns over a blue enamel ground, the bottom panel decorated en suite. M. Carillon, gilt brass, shaped, skeltonized, fusee with chain, pin-drum with five hammer playing on five bells. Dim. 87 x 57 x 29 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 120,000 - 140000

LOT 57

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Attributable to Piguet & Capt, Geneva, circa 1810. Extremely rare and fine 18K gold and enamel pearlset trefoil shaped musical vinaigrette with automaton scene and built-in watch, in original red Morocco fitted box.

C. Five body of trefoil-form with split-pearl set border, three compartments, the compartment lids decorated in polychrome enamel over a black ground with symbols evoking their contents: musical trophies for the automaton scene and music, Love and Fidelity symbols for the watch (the hours of love), flowers for the vinaigrette; the latter with hinged gold engineturned inner lid. Driven by the musical train and applied on the foreground of a fine enamelled lakeside landscape with mountains on the background, the five coloured gold automaton scene depicts a shepherdess playing the guitar by a waterfall. Blue flinque enamel side and base panels, the floral decoration on the chased border with enamel accents. D. Gold with Breguet numerals on a polished chapter ring, the centre engraved with a rosette, outer foliage decoration over a matted ground. M. Shaped gilt-brass half plate with going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring. Pin-drum musical train with two sets of stacked vibrating blades, one of four and one of five, the cam driving the automata being fitted on the top of the barrel, the twisted rod si mulating the waterfall, on the opposite side. Dim. 39 x 40 mm.

CHF 120,000 - 140000

Sold: CHF 322,500

LOT 58

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Attributable to Henry Capt, Geneva, circa 1810. Very fine and rare 18K gold and enamel, diamond-set harp with music.

C. Finely painted musical trophies on the back of the instrument, blue flinque enamelled side panels with quivers finely chased within navette split-pearl set frames, a rose diamond-set at the end of each rope. M. Gilt brass, concealed in the sound board and playing at will, with pointed barrel and six stacked vibrating steel blacks. Dim. 69 x 40 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 30,000 - 35000

Sold: CHF 43,700

LOT 59

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Attributable to Henry Capt, Geneva, circa 1810. Very fine and rare 18K gold and enamel, diamond-set harp with music.

C. A maiden, reading a musical score finely painted on a small enamel panel on the back of the instrument, flowers and musical trophies, painted on the side panels and further champleve enamelled musical trophies against an azure ground, a rose diamond set at the end of each rope. M. Gilt brass with pointed barrel and six stacked vibrating steel blades. Dim. 69 x 33 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 20,000 - 24000

Sold: CHF 27,600

LOT 60

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

Attributable to Henry Capt, Geneva, circa 1810. Very fine and rare 18K gold and enamel, pearl and diamond-set harp with music.

C. A maiclen, playing the guitar, finely painted on a small enamel panel (slightly restored) on the back of the instrument, outer champleve enamelled musical instruments, flowers, birds and further decoration against a black ground, the side panels with similar ornaments, small applied pearl-set decoration and a rose diamond set at the end of each rope. M. Gilt brass with pin-barrel and six stacked vibrating steel blades. Dim. 74 x 34 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 20,000 - 24000