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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOT 176

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

Sold: CHF 112,500

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

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

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

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