554 lots

LOT 161

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

LE DOUBLE COEUR Swiss, probably Geneva. Made circa 1820. Fine, gold,pearls and painted on enamel form watch in the shape of a heart,with a small gold chaine.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Four-body, heart-shaped, band blue and red enamel with a repeat pattern, the spring-loaded front cover overlaid with translucent blue and red guilloche enamel decorated with a scene of a cherub and dove, set with a pearls around the border, the spring loaded back cover decorated with blue and red enamel with a scene of doves and flowers. Hinged gold cuvette. Gold with white enamel radial Roman numerals, minute divisions, gold dial mask engraved with foliage. Blued steel arrow hands. skeletonized, frosted gilt, cylinder escapement, three-arm balance, flat balance spring, index regulator. Case and movement numbered 299.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 20000

HKD 80,000 - 160000

USD 10,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 9,375

DIAM. 34X34. To be sold without reserve

LOT 162

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

GOLD PADLOCK PENDANT WATCH Swiss, probably Geneva. Made circa 1810. Fine, gold and painted on enamel form watch in the shape of a padlock.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Two-body, shield-shaped, hinged bezel set with pearls, the back decorated with an engraved gold and pearls monogram, red enamel back. Small white enamel with Arabic numerals and outer dot minute divisions, set in the lower half of a shield-shaped mask decorated, above the dial an aperture for the visible balance set with rose-cut diamonds, mirror polished backplate. Blued steel spade hands. 31 x 25 mm., shield-shaped, matte gilt, full plate, fixed spring barrel bridge, cylinder escapement, index regulator on the backplate.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 20000

HKD 80,000 - 160000

USD 10,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 10,625

To be sold without reserve

LOT 163

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

GOLD PADLOCK PENDANT WATCH Swiss, probably Geneva. Made circa 1810. Fine, gold,pearls and painted on enamel form watch in the shape of a padlock.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Two-body, shield-shaped, hinged bezel set with pearls, the back in dark blue enamel decorated with an diamonds set. Small white enamel with Arabic numerals and outer dot minute divisions, set in the lower half of a shield-shaped mask decorated with engraved gold birds and foliage, black enamel back ground, above the dial an aperture for the visible balance set with rose-cut diamonds, mirror polished backplate. Blued steel spade hands. 31 x 25 mm., shield-shaped, matte gilt, full plate, fixed spring barrel bridge, cylinder escapement, index regulator on the backplate.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 20000

HKD 80,000 - 160000

USD 10,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 9,375

DIAM. 44X27. To be sold without reserve

LOT 164

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

"DIEU VOUS BENIT" Lepine a Paris,. Made circa 1790. Very fine and rare, 18K gold, enamel and bloodstone rococo style egg-form pendant watch.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Two-body, egg-form, pierced rococo flower and scroll goldwork over a bloodstone base, hinged lid with the inscription "Dieu vous benit" in white enamel, ring suspension loo. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 23 mm. (10'''), frosted gilt full-plate, fusee and chain, verge cylindar escapment, three-arm brass balance, flat balance spring.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 8,000 - 14000

HKD 64,000 - 112000

USD 8,000 - 14000

Sold: CHF 6,875

Dial and movement signed. DIM. 58 x 36 mm. The present lot was previously sold by Neumarkt on June 1, 1972. To be sold without reserve

LOT 165

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

BEETLE PENDANT WATCH Swiss. Made circa 1880. Very fine and very rare, 18K gold, enamel and rose-cut diamond-set keyless pendant watch in the form of a beetle with concealed dial.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Four-body, hinged underside realistically chased and engraved with legs and underbody, wing covers entirely decorated in red translucent enamel set with round diamonds, eyes with 2 emeralds, spring loaded wings open from a button in the winding crown to reveal the dial. White enamel with blue and red radial Arabic numerals. Yellow gold spade hands.. Frosted gilt bar caliber with going barrel, 10 jewels, cylinder escapement with plain three- arm balance, flat balance spring, index regulator..

Grading System: AAA

CHF 8,000 - 12000

HKD 64,000 - 104000

USD 8,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 16,250

DIAM. 60 X 21 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 166

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

SCARAB BEETLE Unsigned, Swiss. Made circa 1870. Fine gold and enamel, diamond and emerald-set pendant form watch designed as a scarab-beetle.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three-body, underside realistically chased and engraved with legs and underbody, wing covers entirely decorated in translucent green enamel over engraved decoration and set with rose- cut diamonds, main body and head with black enamel, the thorax set with rose-cut diamonds, diamonds-set eyes, spring loaded wing covers hinged and opening from a button in the base to reveal the dial. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with radial Roman numerals. Blued steel spade hands. Heart-shaped gilt brass, bar calibre with going barrel, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement and plain three-arm balance, fl at balance spring with index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 8,000 - 12000

HKD 64,000 - 104000

USD 8,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 16,250

DIM. 50 x 28 m. To be sold without reserve

LOT 167

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

SCARAB BEETLE Unsigned, Swiss. Made circa 1870.. Fine gold and enamel, diamond and emerald-set pendant form watch designed as a scarab- beetle.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three-body, underside realistically chased and engraved with legs and underbody, wing covers entirely decorated in translucent green enamel over engraved decoration and set with rose- cut diamonds, main body and head with black enamel, the thorax set with rose-cut diamonds, diamonds-set eyes, spring loaded wing covers hinged and opening from a button in the base to reveal the dial. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with radial Roman numerals. Blued steel spade hands. Heart-shaped gilt brass, bar calibre with going barrel, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement and plain three-arm balance, fl at balance spring with index regulator. .

Grading System: AA

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 56000

USD 5,000 - 7000

Sold: CHF 10,000

DIM. 50 x 28 m. To be sold without reserve

LOT 168

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

GOLD & ENAMEL MANDOLIN FORM WATCH WITH ORIGINAL BOX Geneve Made circa 1810. Very fine and rare, ''filigrane'' 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set mandolin-form watch with concealed dial. Accompanied by the original morocco fitted box.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three-body, the sound-board in 18K gold ''filigrane'', the sound-hole with ''filigrane''gold foliage and green and black enamel decoration in the center ,raised gold wreath border, the back of the sound-chest with alternating 2 ogivals translucent red enamel segments and gold segments with chased foliage. White enamel, Breguet numerals. Gold Breguet hands. 17 mm., hinged, gilt brass full plate, cylndrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, blued-steel balance spring, continental cock, rack and pinion regulator with a silver plate.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 13,000 - 18000

HKD 104,000 - 144000

USD 13,000 - 18000

Sold: CHF 12,500

DIM. 60 x 26 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 169

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

THE MANDOLIN Geneve,Made circa 1820. Fine and rare, 18K gold and enamel form watch with concealed dial and visible balance, designed as a mandolin..

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Two-body, "fermée" type, the sound-board chased the front overlaid with translucent red enamel,the vaulted back with alternating sections of champlevé enamel in blue and black ,gold flowers and foliage decorations,gold suspension chain. Silver with Arabic numeral,gold Louis XV hands. 22 mm. hinged, gilt brass full-plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement with micrometric potence adjustment, plain three-arm brass balance, continental clock, silver regulator plate.

Grading System: AA

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 64000

USD 5,000 - 7000

Sold: CHF 4,750

DIAM. 65X30 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 170

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

THE TULIP Lechner a Vienne, Geneva, No. 782, circa 1820. Very fine 18K gold and enamel form watch designed as a tulip.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three-body, two spring-loaded petals very realistically painted on enamel, hinged to the base of the flower of translucent red enamel over flinqué with green leaves stemming from a gold stalk, suspended by four chains joined by a single ring. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions, Arabic 15 minutes, winding aperture at 1 o'clock. Blued steel "lozenge" hands. 19.5 mm. (8 3/4'''), hinged, gilt full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plainrass balance, continental cock..

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 20000

HKD 80,000 - 160000

USD 10,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 6,875

DIM. LENGTH 42 mm., WIDTH 27 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 171

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

MUSICAL WATCH KEY Swiss, Geneva. Made circa 1820. Very fine and extremely rare, gold and painted on enamel keyless musical watch key.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Two-body, rectangular with canted corners, wirework terminals, the suspension loop acts as the winding crown, decorated on one side with a painted on enamel landscape scene, gold and enameled flower border, on the other side, fl owers and fruit on a blue ground. 27 x 19 mm., brass petit barillet with pinned cylinder, eight blued steel tuned teeth in a vertical stack, start/ stop lever in the side of the case.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 20000

HKD 80,000 - 160000

USD 10,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 8,750

DIM. 30 x 48 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 172

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

THE LYRE Unsigned, Geneva, circa 1820. Very fine 18K, turquoise,ruby,stones and applied varicolored gold foliage.form watch designed as a lyre with visible balance.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Two-body, decorated with turquoises,ruby and applied varicolored gold foliage and flowers. Small, gold, with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, center engine-turned in wickerwork pattern, set on wickerwork pattern gold dial plate. Blued steel Breguet hands. 20 mm., hinged, gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, continental cock.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 56000

USD 5,000 - 7000

Sold: CHF 4,000

DIM. HEIGHT 66 mm. WIDTH 32 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 173

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

THE VASE The Vase Swiss, circa 1810. Very fine and unusual 18K gold, set with diamonds, skeletonized watch with movement in shape of a vase.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three-body, "Empire", reeded band, glazed on both sides. Small white enamel, radial Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions. Blue steel Scottier hands. Shaped, gilt brass, full-plate fully decorated on both sides with engraved foliate and geometrical pattern, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass tree-arm balance, flat balance spring, small two-footed cock.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 12,000 - 22000

HKD 96,000 - 176000

USD 12,000 - 22000

Sold: CHF 8,750

DIAM. 48 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 174

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

THE VASE Probably Placide Granier, Geneva, circa 1785-1790. Magnificent and extremely rare, "Louis XVI", varicoloured gold, double-face, watch, in the form of a Neoclassical vase with two handles, with visible balance, date, compass and two concealed compartment, one for a vinaigrette with a mirror, the other for the key.

Multi-body with covers hinged, decorated with chiselled leaves, garlands of flowers and angels, over a matted background; the front cover with two apertures, the lower one for the dial of the watch, the upper one for its balance; the back cover, also with two apertures, the upper one for a compass, the lower one for the date of the month; on the base, a concealed compartment with the vinaigrette and a mirror; on the top, a concealed compartment for the winding and setting key. White enamel with black painted radial Roman numerals and outer radial Arabic numerals for the five-minute ring. Blued steel ''arrow'' hands. Shaped like a vase with two handles, gilded brass, entirely engraved, cylindrical pillars, going barrel, cylinder escapement, three-arm silver balance set with diamonds. The box stamped ''P G'' probably for Placide Granier (active between 1784 and 1812).

Grading System:

CHF 60,000 - 80000

HKD 480,000 - 640000

USD 60,000 - 80000

DIM. 99 X 55 mm. Galerie Neumarkt, Zürich (Switzerland), auction, October 8, 1971. This watch-object can be linked by its decoration to a small group of Genevan pieces of neoclassical inspiration of a great facture bearing sometimes the mark "P G" of a goldsmith master who can be Placide Granier. The Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, as well as the Louvre Museum and the Cognacq Jay Museum in Paris, as well as various private collections, kept in their collections several of these magnificent timepieces, some in the form of miniature lanterns (with three dials), double-side miniature cartels (with two dials), canes handle, boîtes à montres (with two or three dials), perfume bottles (with two or three dials), "World Time" bonbonnière (with one dial), but also various boxes without watches (snuff-boxes, bonbonnières), etc. We found sometimes on these objects the signatures of Parisian watchmakers and retailers, such as Pierre Morand, Adam L'Echopié (master received in 1758), etc. Placide Granier, Geneva (active between 1784 and 1812) Born in Cambrai in the North of France circa 1743, he died in Geneva on April 25, 1812. In this city he married Anne André (1745-1814), a lady probably from the long line of goldsmiths and painters on enamel. He was admitted, though simple domicilié (domiciled), to the privilege of the master's degree in Geneva on December 28, 1784 (which proves its great abilities!), having presented as a masterpiece "une boîte garnie de diamants très bien faîte'' (a box set with diamonds, very well made). He was received as a habitant (resident) of that city on July 6, 1791, and Master goldsmith the following August 2. He associated with Jean-Georges Vignier (1769-1833), Master jeweller (received on August 27, 1791).

LOT 175

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ILBERY, "MOSS-AGATE AND CARNELIAN DÉCOR'' Ilbery, London, No. 6129, made for the Chinese market, circa 1800. Very fine and magnificent gold, pearl, enamel, moss agate and agate-set hexagonal, case in the shaped of a urn pocket watch with center seconds and duplex escapement.

Three-body, elongated hexagonal, bezel decorated with translucent red enamel with black borders, pendant, bow and finial at 6 similarly decorated, sprung and hinged back cover released by a catch in the pendant and with pearl set border, the case body set throughout with moss agate and various hues of striated agate ranging from amber to deep orange set within a gold framework. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with Arabic quarter hour markers. Breguet gold hands. 541 mm. gilt, Chinese caliber, chased and engraved with flowers and scrolls, standing barrel, duplex escapement, flat-rim polished five-arm steel balance wheel with blued steel flat balance-spring, diamond end stone, index regulator.

Grading System:

CHF 80,000 - 160000

HKD 640,000 - 1280000

USD 80,000 - 160000

Sold: CHF 125,000

Movement signed. DIM. 102 x 67 mm.overall. Provenance Galerie Neumarkt, Zürich (Switzerland), auction, October 8, 1971. The Ilbery House from London - William Ilbery father (c.1760-1839) and William Ilbery son (c.1780-c.1851) - produced for the Chinese market a small number of watches of various shapes (elongated hexagonal, hexagonal, octagonal, round or piriform), whose decoration on the case is made with hard-stone plates, such as moss-agate and/or carnelian. Less than twelve watches of this kind are known to date; five of them are kept in Geneva at the Patek Philippe Museum (Inv. S-114, Inv. S-145 a+b, Inv. S-911 a+b). The second watch of this pair made for the Chinese market (No. 6 130) was recently auctioned in Germany (Auktionen Dr. Crott, Mannheim, Frankfurt-am-Main, May 7-8, 2011, lot 311, for the amount of € 92 720.- (€ 76 000.- hammer + buyer's premium). Moss Agate Agate, a variety of quartz, was often used by the engravers of antiquity. It was called achates, after a river in modern-day Sicily, on whose banks it was found. The name was used for stones of various colours, and to further distinguish them, the words leucachates, cerachates or hoemachates were used, depending on whether they were white, wax-coloured or red. The stones called dendrachates were those with patterns resembling herbs or trees: thus the name dentritic agate. Certain of these agates appear to contain moss: there are sometimes called moss agates or pierres de mocha in French (from the Saxon moch, meaning moss). Lastly, those stones called agates figurées in French feature unusual images. William Ilbery (c.1760-1839). Active in London from 1780 in Goswell Street, he moved to Duncan Terrace towards the end of the 18th century. Following James Cox in London and Jaquet Droz in Switzerland, he also specialised in the production of luxury watches for the Chinese Market. His early production was very much in the English style, featuring a full plate movement and an English type single wheel duplex escapement. However, for his highest quality watches, he incorporated a spring detent escapement. Later, the watch movements he produced were much inspired by the Lépine calibre with free-standing barrel, as were Jaquet Droz's Swiss production signed in London and that of William Anthony, who worked in London. The cases of his watches were sumptuously decorated by the best Genevan enamelers, such as Jean-Francois-Victor Dupont (1785-1863), who usually signed his work, and Jean-Louis Richter (1766-1841), who signed rarely. He organized the production in Switzerland, mainly in Fleurier (Val de Travers), of profusely engraved movements for the Asian market. He was followed in this by makers such as Bovet and Juvet who also worked in Fleurier. Ilbery can therefore be considered one of the most representative makers of ''Chinese'' watches. He seems to have maintained close contacts with the continental trade since a watch signed ''Ilbery Paris'' is known and Ilbery & Son are recorded in London and Fleurier, as well as in Canton.

LOT 176

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

Sold: CHF 112,500

A extremely fine and equally rare, gold and enamel, snuff-box. Rectangular-shaped with paterae and bright-cut borders, engraved pilasters at the corners, incorporating six enamelled miniatures decorated en plein, mounted à cage. The scenes, which appears to be after David (II) Teniers (1610-1690) the Younger, depict: On the lid: villagers dancing feverishly a Gavre (Flemish traditional dance for four) to the sound of a biniou (bagpipe), outside a tavern. On the base: three peasants seated at a barrel smoking clay pipes, drinking and eating, with two others standing also smoking (... two of them seem to lamenting about the Human condition or they are afraid to go home to find their wives!); on the left side of the scene, two men drink in front of the fireplace. On the front side: villagers dancing a Bravade (Flemish traditional dance for two) to the sound of a biniou (bagpipe), inside a tavern, with on the left a mother holds her child in her left arm and plays with a small dog. On the right side: an old man in his lair stirs the embers of a fire with bellows at a furnace (... probably an alchemist who dreams of piercing the secret of the Philosophical Stone!). On the backside: two dice players at the table with a third standing (... probably the innkeeper who plays rather than working at his service before his wife arrives!); on the left side of the scene, three men speak near the fireplace. On the left side: two peasants smoking clay pipes at a table, until the innkeeper's wife brings them food and drink; on the left side of the scene, three men warm up in front of the fireplace. Inside mark punched "G R / M" inside a vertical lozenge, for Gabriel-Raoul Morel (1764-1832), Paris (master goldsmith recorded between 1797 and 1832). DIAM. 81 x 63 x 43 mm. Provenance Christie's, Geneva (Switzerland), auction, June 27, 1973, lot 85 The Patino Collection. Taking snuff (powdered tobacco) became a fashionable pursuit in the early years of the 18th century. Ladies and gentlemen would offer each other snuff from rich, elegant boxes in the latest styles. Boxes with hinges are today described as tabatières or snuff-boxes, then them without hinges are now described as bonbonnières, used for sweets or comfits, although the term does not appear before 1770. Snuff-boxes with enamelled miniatures panels decorated en plein, mounted à cage, are extremely rare. Already existing at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries, they are again in vogue in the years 1820-1830, especially made by some Parisian goldsmiths, including Gabriel-Raoul Morel (1764-1832) and later to a lesser extent by Alexandre-Jean-Marie Leferre (active circa 1837 - after 1852). One of the most beautiful examples of snuff-boxes mounted à cage, circa 1700, is the one attributed to the Frères Huaud - Jean-Pierre Huaud (1655-1723), the Eldest, and Ami Huaud (1657- 1724),the Youngest; Genevan artists active in Geneva (between 1682 and 1686-1688 and after 1700) and in Berlin (1686-1700) -, sold by this auction house (see "The Bath of Bathsheba" and "Les victimes de la tentation": Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 16, 1997, lot 8, unsold; Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 13, 2005, lot 197, sold for CHF 109 250.- including buyers' premium;Antiquorum, Vox, Summer 2004, pp. 40-49). The rustic scenes are in the style of the Flemish painter, David (II) Teniers (1610-90) the Younger, whose paintings were an extremely popular source of inspiration for enamel artists since the mid-18th century. Dutch painting was particularly fashionable in France and Switzerland since the second part of the 18th century. David (II) Teniers, the Younger Antwerp, December 15, 1610 - Brussels, April 25, 1690 Flemish artist, he was the son of David (I) Teniers (1582-1649) the Elder and Dympha de Wilde. His son David (III) Teniers (1638-1685) and his grandson David (IV) Teniers (1672-1731) were also painters. His wife Anna, born Breughel, was the daughter of Jan Brueghel (1568-1625) the Elder and the granddaughter of Pieter Bruegel (1525-1569) the Elder. He remarried in 1656 with Isabelle de Fren, of whom he had four children. He is the nephew of Juliaen Teniers (1572-1615). For a biography, see: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artist-info.1923.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Teniers_the_Younger Morel, Gabriel-Raoul (Paris, 1764 - Passy, 1832) Master goldsmith active in Paris between 1797 and 1832. In July 10, 1797 (22 Messidor, an V), he entered a first goldsmith's mark, using a flower as device (described as a bouquet). In 1806, he is subsequently recorded by Douët at place Thionville No. 5. At this date, he already entered the lozenge mark seen on this box ("G R / M" below an ear). In 1812-1813, he moved to rue du Coq-Saint-Honoré No. 3, taking over the premises of Victoire Boizot (or Boisot), widow of Etienne-Lucien Blerzy (v.1735-1808), brother of Joseph-Etienne Blerzy (?-?), another goldsmith domiciled at the same address. His son, Alexandre-Raoul Morel (1801-1886), entered a mark in 1833 for La tabatière or (the gold snuff-box), rue Neuve-des-Bons-Enfants No. 7. Like Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette (1753-1839) and Jean-Baptiste Fossin (1786-1848), Morel was noted for the quality and variety of his gold boxes, at a time when most Paris goldsmiths practised a simpler, restrained, style. Morel is known to have specialised in remounting old panels (enamel, micro-mosaic, pietra-dura, mother-of-pearl, miniatures, laque-burgauté, gold relief, etc.) in new boxes, so-called à cage. It is therefore possible that the panels in this box were made some years earlier. These works are kept in prestigious museums (London, British Museum; London, Victoria & Albert Museum; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Paris, musée du Louvre; etc.) and in some private collections. For a number of snuff-boxes displaying Morel's disparate styles, see the different catalogues of the Gilbert Collection. Bibliography Douët, S. P., Tableau des symboles de l'orfèvrerie de Paris, Paris, chez l'auteur, 1806, p. 80. Nocq, Henry, & Dreyfus, Carle, Tabatières, Boîtes et étuis, Orfèvreries de Paris, XVIIIe et début du XIXe, des collections du Musée du Louvre, Paris, Editions G. van Oest, 1930, pp. 50-51, 55, pl. 82 Nos. 149 and 151. Serge Grandjean Catalogue des tabatières, boîtes et étuis des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles du musée du Louvre, Paris, Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 1981, p. 236. Arminjon, Catherine, & Beaupuis, James, & Billmoff, Michèle, Dictionnaire des poinçons de fabricants d'ouvrages d'or et d'argent de Paris et de la Seine, 1798- 1838, Paris, Cahiers de l'inventaire, Imprimerie nationale, 1991, p. 159, No. 1360 (Morel) and p. 323, No. 3317 (Boizot). Arminjon, Catherine, & Beaupuis, James, & Billmoff, Michèle, Dictionnaire des poinçons de fabricants d'ouvrages d'or et d'argent de Paris et de la Seine, 1838- 1875, Paris, Cahiers de l'inventaire, Imprimerie nationale, 1994. Truman, Charles, The Gilbert Collection of Gold Boxes, Los Angeles, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991. Truman, Charles, The Gilbert Collection of Gold Boxes, vol. II, London, Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 1999. Zech, Heike, Gold Boxes. Masterpieces from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. London, Victoria & Albert Museum Publishing, 2015. Few magnificent snuff-boxes made by this brilliant goldsmith circa 1820-1830 with enamel or particular panels, mounted à cage, are known to exist: Six enamel panels painted with peasants feasting rustic scenes after David (II) Teniers (1610-1690) the Younger: Sotheby's, Monaco (Monte Carlo), auction, November 29, 1975, Important Gold Boxes and Objects of Vertu from the collections of Mrs. Charles E. Dunlap, the late Baron Maximilien de Goldschmidt- Rothschild, the Baronne de Becker Comtesse d'Aubigny of Monaco, and others, lot 146 (unusually small size snuff-box with six enamel panels); Baron Max von Goldschmidt-Rothschild ; Charles E. Dunlap (1889-1966), Philadelphia (his collection sold by his widow). Six enamel panels painted with peasants feasting rustic scenes after David (II) Teniers (1610-1690) the Younger (81 mm. wide): The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Great Britain) (Inv. 1048-2008); Christie's, Geneva (Switzerland), auction, November 14, 1995, lot 37, for the amount of CHF 43 700.- (including buyer's premium, or USD 38 383.-); The Wertheimer Collection. Bibliography: Truman, 1999, No. 12, pp. 29-30. Six enamel panels painted with scenes after Jean-Baptiste Greuse (1725-1805) (85 mm. wide): Christie's, London (Great Britain), auction, December 3, 2003, lot 223, for the amount of GB£ 27 485.- (including buyer's premium; or USD 47 686.-). Six enamel panels painted with Chinese scenes (84 mm. wide): Christie's, London (Great Britain), auction, January 22, 2009, lot 525, for the amount of GB£ 49 250.- (including buyer's premium; or USD 68 211). Six miniatures, under glass, of figures and cattle in rural landscapes painted with scenes probably after Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683) (78 mm. wide): The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Great Britain) (Inv. 451-2008). Bibliography: Truman, 1991, No. 46, pp. 142-144. Six mother-of-pearl panels carved and engraved with shimmering exotic landscapes and elaborate architectural settings within reeded mother-of-pearl frames depicting Chinese scenes (78 mm. wide): Christie's, London (Great Britain), auction, December 10, 2002, lot 226, for the amount of GB£ 33 460.- (including buyer's premium; or USD 52 867.-). Six laque-burgauté panels depicting cockerel and flowers (the laque-burgauté- technique is made of burgau shell, coral, ivory, mother of pearl and gold, and comes from the green sea snail (turbo marmoreus); it became very popular in the 1800s and 1900s in Europe for jewellery, fans, buttons and instrument inlay due to its clear, creamy colour and iridescence; however, the main fishing grounds became depleted and it is now little used; the technique originated in China during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), where it was also used to cover unglazed porcelain and was also widely used in the Tokugawa period (1603-1867) in Japan) (80 mm. wide): The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Great Britain) (Inv. 452-2008); Jeremy Harris, London (Great Britain); S. J. Phillips, London (Great Britain). Bibliography: Truman, 1991, No. 47, pp. 145-147; Zech, 2015, No. 16, pp. 62-63. Six gold relief panels, under convex glass, finely cast, chased and engraved with Roman subjects after Trajan's Column (90 mm. wide): The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Great Britain) (Inv. 465-2008); Maurice Asprey, London (Great Britain); Sotheby's, London (Great Britain), auction, November 25, 1968, lot 141; Sotheby's Cairo, Koubbeh Palace, auction, March 13, 1954 (third day's sale), lot 720; Farouk Ist (1920-1965), King of Egypt (1936-1952) Collection, Cairo (Egypt). - Six gold relief panels, under convex glass, finely cast, chased, pierced and engraved with wooded hunting scenes, from the Kirstein workshops - Jacques- Frédéric Kirstenstein (1765-1838), referenced as Kirstein IV, or Joachim-Frédéric Kirstenstein (1805-1860), referenced as Kirstein V -, Strasbourg (90 mm. wide): Christie's, London (Great Britain), auction, June 12, 2006, lot 33, for the amount of GB£ 48 000.- (including buyer's premium; or USD 88 464.-). - Six colourful pietre-dure panels depicting, on the lid, a gentleman with his horse standing in a landscape and holding a whip, on the front wall a hunting dog sniffing near a bush, on the three other sides puppies in landscapes, and, on the base, a cat playing with a mouse, from a Italian workshop, probably Roma (88 mm. wide): Christie's, Geneva (Switzerland), auction, November 15, 1994, lot 25, for the amount of CHF 100 300.- (including buyer's premium, or USD 77 184.-).

LOT 177

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

DIANA & ACTEON, GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX Swiss. Made circa 1800. Fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel snuff box.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Rectangular with rounded corners, the sides decorated with hand engraved and white enamel panels , the corners decorated with foliate pattern, the base decorated to match with black enamel, gold and enamel foliate pattern, the border with repeat pattern, hinged lid with finely painted enamel scene representing the Diana and Acteon.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 15,000 - 25000

HKD 120,000 - 200000

USD 15,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 10,625

DIM. 88 x 58 x 16 mm. Provenance: Sothebys, Nov. 25th, 1971. To be sold without reserve

LOT 178

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

GOLD & ENAMEL TABLE SNUFF BOX Swiss. Made circa 1800. Very fine, 18K gold, carnelian stone and champlevé enamel table snuff box.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Two-body, rectangular, canted corners, engine-turned sides with royal blue champlevé enamel line border, the hinged lid decorated with a carnelian stone with engraved jaspe classical roman characters feeding their cow, flanked by rosettes and with a white champlevé enamel border, translucent royal blue enamel ground, outer royal blue and white champlevé enamel border with engraved gold repeated pattern.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

HKD 80,000 - 120000

USD 10,000 - 15000

Sold: CHF 12,500

DIM. 89 x 62 x 17 mm. Provenance, Christies, London, March 27th, 1973. To be sold without reserve

LOT 179

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

NAPOLEONIAN TROOPS, GOLD AND EMAMEL SNUFF BOX Georges Reymond, Swiss. Made circa 1815. Fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel snuff box.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Rectangular with canted corners, the sides decorated with panels of translucent royal blue and enamel over engine-turning, the corners decorated with gold paillon urns, the base decorated to match with a fine geometric enamel border with repeat pattern, hinged lid with a finely painted on enamel scene of Victory celebrating the victory of the Russians over the French (The coat of arm on the flag are probably those of the Romanov, "R" in the bicephale (two- headed eagle), outer border to match the base.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 15,000 - 25000

HKD 120,000 - 200000

USD 15,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 32,500

DIM. 95 x 64 x 15 mm. Provenance: Christies, November 21st, 1972. Jean-Geroges Rémond, Geneva Jean-Georges Rémond was active from 1783 to circa 1815-1820. Became Master goldsmith on December 22, 1783 and struck his first Master mark. Seven years later he appears to have formed a company: Georges Rémond & Cie, which eventually became, circa 1800, Rémond, Mercier, Lamy & Cie. During the French occupation of Switzerland by Napoléon, Jean-Georges Rémond recorded marks. In 1792, the partners Joseph Guidon, Jean-Georges Rémond, David Gide, Laurent Guisseling and Jean-Noël Lamy informally began working as Guidon, Rémond, Gide & Cie, (the company was officially registered on January 1, 1796). In 1809, the firm took on the name of Jean-Georges Rémond & Cie, and had offices both in Geneva and Hanau. The partners were Jean-Georges Rémond, Jean-Noël Lamy, Jean Boëhm (domiciled in Hanau), Denis Blondet, Laurent Guiseling, and Daniel Berton. In 1811, Jean-Georges Rémond, Jean-Noël Lamy, Laurent Guiseling, Pierre Mercier and Daniel Berton formed a company known as Rémond, Lamy, Mercier & Cie. Bibliography (to understand the importance of Jean-Georges Rémond as a gold box maker in Geneva) Chapuisat, Edouard, Le commerce et l'industrie à Genève pendant la domination française (1789-1813), d'aprés des documents inédits, Editions A. Julien, Georg & Cie, 1908, p. 489. Haydn, Williams, & Clarke, Julia (ed.), Enamels of the World, 1700-2000, The Khalili Collection, London, The Khalili Family Trust, 2009, pp. 292-317 (see also: http://www.khalilicollections.org). Clarke, Julia, "Swiss gold boxes: myth or reality?", in Murdoch, Tessa, & Zech, Heike (ed.), Going for Gold: Craftsmanship and Collecting of Gold Boxes, Brighton, Sussex Academic Press, 2014, pp. 70-71. To be sold without reserve

LOT 180

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

VENUS AND ADONIS, GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX Geneve, Swiss. Made circa 1800. Fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel snuff box.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Rectangular with canted corners, the sides decorated with panels of white and blue enamel with gold lining, the base decorated to match, hinged lid with a very finely painted on enamel scene of Venus and Adonis by a tree surmounting a blue guilloche enamel plaque.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

HKD 80,000 - 120000

USD 10,000 - 15000

Sold: CHF 13,750

DIM. 85 x 60 x 17 mm. Provenance: Koller, Zurich, June 1972. To be sold without reserve