614 lots

LOT 21

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF 3572 MANUAL-WINDING EXTRA-THIN 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped, extra-thin gentleman's wristwatch, snap-on case-back; gold colour dial

Grading System: AAA

HKD 48,000 - 85000

CHF 6,000 - 10650

USD 6,200 - 10900

Brand PATEK PHILIPPE

Reference Ref. 3572

Year circa 1970-1975

Movement No. 1 164 554

Calibre  175, Gyromax balance, adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Case No. 2 682 434

Bracelet leather strap with 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle

Caliber 175, Gyromax balance, adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Dimensions 36.7 x 26 mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Sold: HKD 60,000

LOT 22

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF E 1216, "NAVIQUARTZ III" MARINE CHRONOMETER, MAHOGANY AND GILDED BRASS

Mahogany and gilded brass, quartz, rectangular-shaped, centre-seconds marine chronometer, with stop-feature and battery power-reserve indication.

Grading System: AA

HKD 40,000 - 47000

CHF 5,000 - 6000

USD 5,100 - 6100

Brand PATEK PHILIPPE

Model Naviquartz III

Reference Ref. E 1216

Year circa 1975

Movement No. 1 802 428

Calibre  33, electronic, battery-powered with quartz standardization

Material mahogany and gilded brass

Caliber 33, electronic, battery-powered with quartz standardization

Dimensions 74 x 124 x 159 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

LOT 23

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

BREGUET "REINE DE NAPLES" WALL CLOCK, ALUMINIUM

Aluminium and plexiglass, quartz, "Reine de Naples" egg-shaped, wall clock, with hand-made guilloché (engine-turned) dial (power-reserve and moon phase indication non-functional)

Grading System: A

HKD 50,000 - 80000

CHF 6,250 - 10000

USD 6,450 - 10300

Brand BREGUET

Model Reine de Naples

Year Circa 2010

Calibre  2 quartz standardisation (one for the time, the other for the seconds)

Case No. 1169

Caliber 2 quartz standardisation (one for the time, the other for the seconds)

Dimensions 47 x 32 cm.

Signature Dial

Accessories Original cardboard packaging

LOT 24

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

BUTTERFIELD BUTTERFIELD-TYPE PORTABLE HORIZONTAL SUNDIAL; SILVER

Silver, octogonal-shaped, small Butterfield-type portable horizontal sundial, with compass. The plate engraved in taille-douce with four hour-scales for the latitudes of 43o., 46o., 49o. and 52o.; spring-loaded folding gnomon with bird-shaped index, latitude scale from 40o. to 60o.; small central engraved rosette with around the manufacturer's signature. The reverse engraved in taille-douce with the names of 20 European cities with their latitudes; the back-plate of the compass, so called "Cadran Premier", with 6 others cities also with their latitudes.

Grading System: AA

HKD 6,000 - 9000

CHF 800 - 1200

USD 800 - 1200

Brand Michael Butterfield

Year circa 1700-1720

Material silver

Dimensions 53 x 45 mm.

Accessories original fitted box

Sold: HKD 12,500

LOT 25

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

CANCH ROCOCO POCKET WATCH; YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, "Louis XV", pocket watch. Case-back guilloché engine-turned with a rosacea motif.

Grading System: AA

HKD 11,000 - 13000

CHF 1,400 - 1700

USD 1,400 - 1700

Brand Canch

Year circa 1750-1760

Calibre  17''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring

Material yellow gold

Caliber 17''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain,verge escapement, monometallic balance (gildedbrass) and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 47 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Sold: HKD 13,750

LOT 26

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

JOHN FAVER ROCOCO POCKET WATCH; YELLOW GOLD, AGATE AND DIAMOND

Yellow gold and agate, open-face, key-winding, keyless-winding, round-shaped, "Rococo" small pocket watch. Case-back with striped agate set within a gold rim decorated with flowers and scrolls, button at 3 set with a rose-cut diamond in silver; decorated and pierced bezel set with agate

Grading System: AA

HKD 62,000 - 75000

CHF 7,900 - 9500

USD 8,000 - 9600

Brand John Faver

Year circa 1750-1760

Movement No. 1 601

Calibre  10''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded English cock

Material yellow gold, agate and diamond

Caliber 10''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain,verge escapement, monometallic balance (gildedbrass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced andengraved gilded English cock

Dimensions Ø 33.2 mm.

Signature dial and movement

Faver, John, London Is recorded as working in London in 1753. Among his known pieces are an agate watch, and a repoussé watch in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

LOT 27

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

L’EPINE AND LEROY ROCOCO PENDANT-WATCH; YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

18K yellow gold and enamel, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, "Louis XV" small pendant-watch. Green flinqué enamel case-back, with, in the centre, inside an oval, painted on enamel on gold, a scene showing a lover flattering a beautiful young woman, ... whispered sweet nothings! Inside caseback painted on enamel on gold with multicoloured flowers.

Grading System: AA

HKD 17,000 - 21000

CHF 2,300 - 2750

USD 2,300 - 2750

Brand L'Epine

Year circa 1760

Calibre  10''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass), and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock

Material yellow gold and enamel

Caliber 10''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain,verge escapement, monometallic balance (gildedbrass), and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced andengraved gilded continental cock

Dimensions Ø 30 mm.

Signature dial and movement

Sold: HKD 21,250

LOT 28

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

DE BEEFE AND SARTON ROCOCO PAIR-CASED QUARTER-STRIKING AND REPEATING FOUR-TRAIN COACH-CLOCK-WATCH, WITH DATE AND ALARM, "REPOUSSÉ"-DÉCOR; SILVER

Silver, pair-cased, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, "Louis XV", coach-clock-watch, with four horological complications: - Striking the four quarters in passing on one bell (function activated by the push-bolt at 12:30) - Quarter-repeater on the same bell (activated by the cord at 4 o'clock) - Date of the month (exterior graduation with central hand) - Alarm (setting on the central revolving dial by fingers) Case-back pierced and repoussé with scrolls, along the edges, centred by a scene showing an allegory of Mercury as the God of Commerce who is surrounded by Arts.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 140,000 - 170000

CHF 17,800 - 21000

USD 18,000 - 22000

Brand Gilles De Beefe and Hubert Sarton

Year circa 1740-1750 (and circa 1780)

Calibre  34''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain and barrels, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded large English cock; standing barrel for quarter-striking; standing barrel for quarter-repeater; standing barrel for alarm

Material silver

Caliber 34''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chainand barrels, verge escapement, monometallicbalance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring,pierced and engraved gilded large English cock;standing barrel for quarter-striking; standing barrelfor quarter-repeater; standing barrel for alarm

Dimensions Ø 115 mm. / Ø 130 mm. (protective case)

Signature dial and movement

Accessories original outer pierced chagrine and silver protectivecase

The present coach-watch bears the signature of Gilles De Beefe (1694-1763) to the movement, while the dial is signed “Sarton à Liège”, most probably Hubert-Dieudonné Sarton (1748-1828). The original dial was likely silver with champlevé enamel numerals, and was undoubtedly changed later to increase legibility, as it was a habit in the late-18th century and early-19th century. A coach-watch, signed “Jh Melly AParis”, with the virtually same décor, is known; see: Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, October 20, 1991, lot 147, sold for the amount of CHF 25 300.- De Beefe, Gilles 1694-1763 Gilles De Beefe was the descendant of a renowned clockmaking family from Befve-lez- Thimister and a skilled clockmaker and engineer. In 1726, he settled in Liège; in 1733 the King of Portugal commissioned him to build two clocks with carillon for the Palácio Nacional de Mafra and De Beefe also created the bells for the cathedral of Lisbon. After perfecting his clockmaking skills he returned to his homeland, where, on September 28, 1739, he was granted the sole and exclusive right to produce and sell in Liège and the county of Looz, clocks with seconds and minutes without crown wheel. He was given this privilege by his prince, Bishop George Louis Berghes. In 1740, De Beefe was appointed Clockmaker to His Highness the Prince and in 1752 he became clockmaker of Saint- Lambert cathedral. In 1754, he concluded an agreement with the cathedral chapter to build a new clock with carillon and the result was so outstanding that he even received a bonus payment for it. Sarton, Hubert Liège, November 3, 1748 ?? Liège, October 18, 1828 Around 1772, Hubert-Dieudonné Sarton became a pupil of Pierre Le Roy. Sarton subsequently settled in Liège, where he died at the age of 80. In the late 1770’s, he made a trip to Le Locle, where he was able to examine self-winding watches made by Abraham-Louis Perrelet. Afterwards, upon his return to Paris, he filed a document with the Paris Académie royal des Sciences, dated December 23, 1778. It concerned self-winding watches with fusee and chain and verge escapement. In 1782, Sarton published a text entitled “Description de plusieurs pièces d'horlogerie”. Hubert Sarton made clocks with carillons, regulator escapements with compensation, and clocks with decimal indications.

LOT 29

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

Grading System: AA

HKD 8,000 - 9500

CHF 1,000 - 1200

USD 1,000 - 1200

Brand Zenith

Model made for A. Cairelli, Roma (Italy)

Year circa 1940-1950

Movement No. 506 676

Calibre  Cal. 271, 15''', rhodium-plated, with two going barrels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance with gold poising screws and blued steel Breguet hairspring, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw

Case No. 3 913

Caliber Cal. 271, 15''', rhodium-plated, with two going barrels,straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance withgold poising screws and blued steel Breguet hairspring, indexregulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw

Dimensions Ø 72.3 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories wooden stand (70 x 104 x 99 mm.)

Sold: HKD 15,000

LOT 30

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

Grading System: AA

HKD 5,000 - 6000

CHF 600 - 800

USD 650 - 850

Brand Glycine

Reference Ref. 4398

Year circa 1935

Calibre  19 co, "tonneau"-shaped

Case No. 43 158

Caliber 19 co, "tonneau"-shaped

Dimensions 37.5 x 22 mm.

Signature movement

Accessories contemporary Golay Fils & Stahl, Geneva, fitted box

LOT 31

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

Grading System: AAA

HKD 15,000 - 20000

CHF 1,900 - 2500

USD 1,950 - 2600

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 1645

Year circa 1940

Movement No. 1 000 847

Calibre  17''', rhodium-plated, with going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance and self-compensating Breguet hairspring, "officially tested in eight ways"

Case No. 1 008 594

Caliber 17''', rhodium-plated, with going barrel, straight-line leverescapement, compensated balance and self-compensatingBreguet hairspring, "officially tested in eight ways"

Dimensions 43.8 x 37.3 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Sold: HKD 18,750

LOT 32

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

ROLEX REF. 2508 STEEL CHRONOGRAPH MECHANICAL

Stainless steel manual-winding round-shape Anti-magnetic, chronograph.

HKD 70,000 - 90000

CHF 8,750 - 11250

USD 9,000 - 11550

Brand Rolex

Model Anti-magnetic Chronograph

Reference Ref. 2508

Year Circa 1957

Calibre  14" (base on Valjoux 22)

Case No. 314880

Bracelet leather strap with Rolex steel buckle

Caliber 14" (base on Valjoux 22)

Dimensions Ø35mm

Signature dial and case

Sold: HKD 100,000

LOT 33

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

ROLEX REF. 6285 HONEYCOMB DIAL 14K YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC

14K Yellow gold automatic Officially Certified Chronometer wristwatch with honeycomb white dial with center seconds.

Grading System: AA

HKD 38,000 - 50000

CHF 4,750 - 6250

USD 4,900 - 6450

Brand Rolex

Model Oyster Perpetual

Reference Ref. 6285

Year Circa 1954

Movement No. 59482

Calibre  F14921

Case No. 943021

Bracelet leather strap with Rolex gold plated buckle

Caliber F14921

Dimensions Ø34mm

Signature dial, case and movement

LOT 34

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

IWC 18K YELLOW GOLD, AUTOMATIC

18K yellow gold, self-winding, round-shaped, gentleman's wristwatch, with snap-on case-back and centre-seconds.

Grading System: A

HKD 9,000 - 15000

CHF 1,150 - 1900

USD 1,200 - 1950

Brand IWC

Year circa 1950

Calibre  C 852

Case No. 1 425 147

Caliber C 852

Dimensions Ø 35 mm.

Accessories box

Sold: HKD 11,250

Condition report (grading system, autumn 2018)

LOT 35

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

UNSIGNED CABINET MINIATURE; ENAMEL "The Birth of Venus"

Enamel on copper, vertical rectangular-shaped, cabinet miniature. Polychrome painting on enamel on copper, by an unidentified workshop, probably Geneva, showing The Birth of Venus, maybe after Pierre Paul Rubens (1557-1640).

Grading System: AAA

HKD 16,000 - 23000

CHF 2,000 - 3000

USD 2,050 - 3050

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1750

Material enamel

Dimensions 68.9 x 49.8 mm.

Accessories modern brass frame

Sold: HKD 22,500

LOT 36

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

WORKSHOP OF FROMERY ROCOCO SMALL BOX; SILVER-MOUNTED AND "ÉMAIL DE SAXE"

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Silver-mounted and enamel on copper, cartouche-shaped ("de forme chantournée" or "à contours"; with chamfered corners and "bombé" front), Rococo ("rocaille") small box ("bonbonniere" or "drageoir"). Encrusted gold-foil decoration, so-called "émail de Saxe", showing on the lid an Allegory of Love; the sides and reverse decorated en suite.

Grading System: AA

HKD 8,000 - 11000

CHF 1,000 - 1500

USD 1,000 - 1500

Brand Workshop of Fromery

Year circa 1740-1750

Material silver-mounted and “émail de Saxe”

Dimensions 52.4 x 75.6 x 57.6 mm.

Sold: HKD 3,750

price The Fromery workshop In the early 18th century, French “tabatières” (snuff-boxes) made of gold and enamel or of other precious materials, were quite fashionably in Europe and especially in Germany. These were mostly used for the storage of snuff tobacco, but also of powder ?? under the name of “poudrier” ??, pills and candy or dragees ?? under the names of “bonbonniere” and “drageoir”. In 1740, the ascent to power of Frederick the Great (1712-1786) in Berlin meant soon a restriction to their import from France. The goal was then to encourage the local production of such wares. Frederick was himself a great collector and user of such snuff-boxes, exactly like Count Heinrich von Brühl (1700-1763), the head of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. Wares of toilet sets and small boxes with white enamel take the name of “émail de Saxe”. Their chief feature is the gold relief foils and the colourful painting on the white enamel surface. This technique was mostly used in Dresden by the workshop of Johann Melchior Dinglinger (1664-1731) and in Berlin by the workshop of the Fromery family but also by different craftsmen in Augsburg. Small boxes which are decorated like this present one, are mostly attributed to the Berliner workshop of Pierre Fromery (1655-1738), who was an émigré ?? a Huguenot ?? from France, who was active in Prussia as an accomplished clock- and box-maker, steel-cutter and armourer. He works with his two sons, Charles Fromery (1685-1738) and Alexander Fromery (1695-1775). After the death of Pierre and Charles in 1738, Alexander took over the workshop. He was moreover a dealer in luxury wares, who made since 1733 business with the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. it is interesting to note that a painter on enamel, Christian Friedrich Herold (1700-79), worked in the workshop of the Fromerys, but he joined in 1726 the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. He then transferred there the technique of the application of gold foils. Besides, Herold has contributed to the development of the refined painting of the Porcelain Manufactory, which he has ennobled and evolved. However, Herold was still active for the Fromery workshop, despite the protests of the director of the Manufactory, decorating plaques, boxes, cup and beakers with pictorial subjects in a combination of foil and painting. As we see in the study of objects, the production of luxurious wares in Berlin of the 18th century was strongly influenced by Parisian examples. A secure attribution of enamel boxes to a specific workshop in Berlin is sometimes difficult, due to the lack of marks or signatures. According to latest research, the hypothesis has been expressed that many enamel parts were made in Berlin and imported into Paris by marchands-merciers, where they were finally mounted and marked. On this matter, compare three boxes with white enamel and gold foil applications in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Inv. 1993.336; Inv. 1975.1.1551; Inv. 1975.1.1551; the first one has the exactly same shape, sizes and a very similar decor). We also know watchcases decorated with gold foil encrustation, with a few rare examples signed by G. Bouvier, a craftsman who was to be active in Paris around 1740, even in Geneva (see: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva; etc.). Bibliography Le Corbeiller, Clare, The Robert Lehman Collection, Decorative Arts, Vol. XV., New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2012, pp. 154-55, No. 72 and 73.

LOT 37

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

ILLEGIBLE MAKER’S MARK HISTORICAL SNUFF-BOX; 20K YELLOW GOLD AND VARICOLOURED GOLD

20K yellow gold and varicoloured gold, horizontal oval-shaped snuffbox with hinged lid; cover, base and band decorated with guilloché engine-turned motifs and chiselled allegory of Love. The band engraved in taille-douce with the mention "Louis Joseph de Bourbon Prince de Condé".

Grading System: AA

HKD 22,000 - 26000

CHF 2,850 - 3400

USD 2,900 - 3450

Brand Illegible Maker's Mark

Year circa 1770

Material 20K yellow gold and varicoloured gold

Dimensions 22.8 x 68.6 x 49.3 mm.

Sold: HKD 25,000

The dedicace refers probably to Louis V Joseph de Bourbon-Condé (1736-1818), 8th Prince of Condé (1740), Prince du Sang (Royal prince).

LOT 38

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

UNSIGNED "ETUI-À-TABLETTE", CARNET-DE-BAL AND NÉCESSAIRE; YELLOW GOLD AND VERRE-EGLOMISÉ "Souvenir D'amitié"

Yellow gold and verre-eglomisé, flattened oblong tapering rectangularshaped, "Etui-à-tablette", carnet-de-bal and nécessaire, with inside, tow-leaved ivory tablets with gold rivet and a pencil, a pair of scissors and a two-blade penknife Scarlet and gilt panels in gilt and black borders, showing two allegories of Love.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 55,000 - 70000

CHF 6,950 - 8900

USD 7,000 - 9000

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1780-1790

Material yellow gold and verre-eglomisé

Dimensions 92 x 53 x 12 mm.

“Etui-à-tablette” The fashion of these small étuis (cases) develops throughout the 18th century. These small flat cases containing a writing kit (ivory tablets and pencil) are then used to record his appointments. These cases are the ancestors of the carnets-de-bal (notebooks) that will develop during the 19th century. The inscription “Souvenir d’amitié” (Souvenir of Friendship) underlines the sentimental value of such gifts.

LOT 39

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

UNIDENTIFIED MASTER ETUI-NÉCESSAIRE: YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND DIAMOND "Gage d'un Coeur fidèle pour l'amie la plus belle"

Yellow gold and enamel, oblong chantourné-shaped, étui-nécessaire, with inside, a tow-leaved ivory tablets with gold rivet and a pencil, a penholder, a pair of scissors, a tweezers, an ear-spoon, a cure-nail, a toothpick, two perfume-flask in rock crystal with allegorical covers, etc. Enamelled décor showing twelve allegories of Love with several Cupids painted en grisaille inside Rococo cartouches.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 130,000 - 170000

CHF 16,900 - 22000

USD 17,100 - 22800

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1760

Material yellow gold, enamel, rock crystal and diamond

Dimensions 116 x 52.5 x 27 mm.

Sold: HKD 162,500

LOT 40

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

UNSIGNED ETUI-NÉCESSAIRE WITH ITS CHATELAINE: POMPONNE AND YELLOW GOLD

Pomponne and yellow gold, oblong tapering rectangular-shaped, étui-nécessaire, with inside, a tow-leaved ivory tablets with gold rivet and a pencil, a penholder, a pair of scissors, a one-blade penknife, a tweezers, an ear-spoon, a toothpick, etc., accompanied by its short chatelaine decorated en suite with two breloques (small boxes), one of which contains a thimble. Repoussé (embossed) décor showing two allegories of Love – “Venus and Cupid” and “Diana the Huntress” – in the Berain-style with foliages and grotesques.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 78,000 - 110000

CHF 9,900 - 14800

USD 10,000 - 15000

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1785

Material pomponne and yellow gold

Dimensions 97 x 35 x 23.5 mm.

Pomponne Name of an alloy developed by goldsmiths Turgot and Daumy, established in the Hôtel de Pomponne, rue de la Verrerie in Paris, who received, in 1785, from Louis XV, King of France, a Privilege of manufacture. The composition of the alloy, based on copper and zinc, is not well known and was used to imitate gold and silver. Until that date all imitations of these metals were prohibited in France. Antique Pinchbeck or Pomponne jewellery, like all plated jewellery can’t be repaired because, by heating, the two metals are mixed and the gold layer disappears. Christopher Pinchbeck (c.1670-1732), London watchmaker, creator of a zinc and copper alloy bearing his name, the Pinchbeck that looks like gold. He has a son of the same name (1710- 1783).