157 lots

LOT 1

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Nicolaus Rugendas, Augspurg, circa 1730. Fine gilt brass and silver portable equinoctial "Augsburg" dial with compass in fitted leather box.

Octagonally shaped, compass in the center, four cardinal points marked in Latin, revolving magnetic declination disc, crescent-shaped hinged Arabic latitude sector calibrated from 20 to 90 degrees, spring-loaded gnomon, folding plummet for leveling, back with silvered plate engraved with latitudes of 43 world cities, three gilt brass turned feet. Signed above the compass "Nicolaus Rugendas, Augspurg". Dim. 60 x 55 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

EUR 2,000 - 3300

USD 2,200 - 3700

Sold: CHF 5,980

LOT 2

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Butterfield a Paris, circa 1700. Fine octagonal, horizontal, portable silver sundial with compass in original shagreen fitted box.

Four hour scales for the latitudes 43°, 52°, 47°, 40°, small compass, spring-loaded folding gnomon with bird-shaped index, latitude scale from 40°-60°, small central engraved rosette, back with gilt brass plate engraved with the latitudes of 20 European cities, three silver feet. Signed in the center. Dim. 61 x 51 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 4,000 - 6000

EUR 2,600 - 3900

USD 3,000 - 4400

Sold: CHF 5,750

LOT 3

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Johan Martin in Augsspurg, circa 1710. Gilt brass and silver portable equinoctial "Augsburg" dial with compass.

Octagonally shaped, compass in the center, four cardinal points marked with their Latin initials, magnetic declination mark engraved at about 8 degrees, crescent shaped hinged Arabic silver hour sector set for the proper latitude via a latitude sector calibrated from 25 to 90 degrees, spring-loaded gnomon, back with gilt brass plate engraved with latitudes of 34 European cities, three silver feet. Signed on the lower edge "Johan Martin in Augsspurg". Dim. 52 x 47 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

EUR 2,000 - 3300

USD 2,200 - 3700

Sold: CHF 5,290

LOT 4

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

The Minotaurs German, circa 1550. Fine pre-balance spring, single-hand, hour-striking tambour-shaped pendant watch, later custom-built iron movement with stackfreed, foliot and hog's bristle regulator.

C. Drum-shaped, hinged top and fixed bottom, the front pierced with 12 openings for the hours with Minotaur's masks, pierced and engraved center, pierced band and base, the band with scrolls and animals, the back with masks and figures in the "grotesque" manner typical of the Renaissance. D. Gilt metal, hinged to the case, outer 12-hour Roman chapter ring, engraved inner quarter-hour divisions and innermost chapter with Arabic 24-hour division with German "Z" for numeral "2", calibrated from 13 to Z4, twelve touch pins in the outermost ring, pinhole for setting the striking, the center with Moresque pattern. Single blued steel "tulip" hand. M. 47 mm, iron, pinned to the dial, full plate, four turned baluster pillars, open mainspring attached to the plate, C-shaped stackfreed, 4-wheel train, verge escapement with foliot and hog's bristle mounted on a pivoted lever, small iron S-shaped cock secured by a screw, iron striking train driven by open mainspring fixed to a post mounted on the inside of the back plate, count wheel on the back plate driven by four pins mounted on the end of the first striking wheel, striking on a bell of rectangular cross-section mounted with a screw to the bottom of the case,striking with a single hammer.Diam. 60 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 20,000 - 30000

EUR 13,000 - 20000

USD 15,000 - 22000

Sold: CHF 17,250

LOT 5

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Cushion-Shaped Watch. German, circa 1590. Fine and rare round gilt metal, hour-striking, single-hand, two-train, large pendant clockwatch with stackfreed, foliot and hog's bristle regulator.

C. Double-body, tambour-like but with cushioned band and slightly domed covers, hinged bezel engraved with repeated pattern, front cover originally pierced and later cut out for viewing the dial, band and back pierced for the sound and decorated with foliate and floral motifs, short pendant and loose ring. D. Gilt metal, hinged to the case, outer chapter with twelve Roman numerals divided for quarters, inner ring with 13 to 24 hour Arabic numerals, with German style with "Z" for "2", center engraved with wind rose and sun-ray motifs. Blued-steel hand. M. 47.2 mm, gilt brass full plate with four rectangular pillars, open mainspring attached to the plate,C-shaped stackfreed, four-wheel iron train (with later brass escape wheel), verge escapement, steel foliot, hog's bristle mounted on a pivoted adjustable lever, small gilt cock in the shape of a sea serpent, striking train driven by a open mainspring attached to the barrel with five-wheel iron train, count wheel on the back plate, the bell mounted to the bottom of the case.Diam. 64 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 25,000 - 30000

EUR 16,000 - 20000

USD 18,500 - 22000

LOT 6

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Hercules and Antaeus. Nicolaus Schmidt, Germany, circa 1595. Very fine large oval pre-balance spring, single-hand, hour-striking, silver pendant watch with concealed dial and stackfreed.

C. Two-body, hinged front engraved with a scene depicting Hercules fighting Antaeus, a small cartouche at the top with winged cherub, the back very finely engraved with a scene depicting Pyramus and Thisbe, band pierced and engraved in foliate pattern, floral pendant, loose ring. D. Silver, oval, hinged, Roman numerals, half-hour markers, center engraved with stylized foliage, outer with cherubs, nymphs and mask among stylized foliage. Blued steel "arrowhead" hand. M. Oval, 52 x 47 mm, pinned to the dial, full plate, gilt brass, fixed barrel, 4-wheel train, verge escapement, steel foliot with two weights on each side, short S-shaped steel cock, C-shaped stackfreed, striking on a bell screwed inside the back, fixed barrel, cylindrical friction-fit governor, count wheel on the pillar plate under the dial, interesting engraved gilt brass hammer in a shape of a duck's head with steel beak.Punched on the back plate with maker's mark.Dim. 78 x 52 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 30,000 - 40000

EUR 20,000 - 26000

USD 22,000 - 30000

Sold: CHF 27,600

LOT 7

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Cross-Beat Escapement. Jerg Ernst, Augsburg, first quarter of the 17th century. Fine and very rare oval smoked crystal, gilt silver mounted, large octagonal pre-balance spring pendant watch with cross-beat escapement.

C. Two-body, hinged, back and band formed from two single pieces of faceted smoked crystal, mask pendant and finial. D. Gilt silver, champlevé radial Roman numerals, inner quarter divisions, champlevé center with polychrome flowers and a bird, the whole on gilt pierced and engraved domed plate. Steel tulip hands. M. 51 x 41 mm, oval, full plate, baluster pillars, fusee and gut, short train, cross-beat verge escapement, two foliots geared together and terminated with silver winged cherub masks, small irregular cock with high neck, striking works removed, elaborate mainspring set-up ratchet click. Signed on the back plate.Dim. 81 x 50 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 30000

EUR 13,000 - 20000

USD 15,000 - 22000

Sold: CHF 32,200

LOT 8

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Hercules Clock. Jerg Ernst, Germany, first quarter of 17th century. Fine and very rare silver, gilt bronze and rock crystal astronomical hour and quarter striking pre-balance spring clock with cross-beat escapement, phases, aspect, and age of the moon.

C. Designed as a monstrance, silver Hercules wearing a gilt lion skin, holding on his head an octagonal gilt brass clock with rock crystal back panel, his arms supporting two silver brackets terminated with gilt torches, hexagonal molded gilt base with four feet, the top with silver appliqué having a mask and bird's heads, terminated with gilt brass finial. D. Set on an oval gilt brass dome pierced and engraved with birds, mask and foliage, silver hour ring with radial Roman numerals and half-hour divisions, outer inclined gilt minute ring with five-minute Arabic markers and Roman quarters, innermost ages of the moon scale with a gilt pointer disc with engraved diagram of aspects and phases of the moon aperture. Blued steel "tulip and poker" hands. M. Oval, gilt brass, full plate, turned baluster pillars, fusee and chain, short 3-wheel train, cross beat escapement with two steel-rod foliots terminated with silver winged cherub masks, elaborately pierced and engraved gilt brass mainspring set-up click, striking quarters from fixed barrel and 4-wheel train terminating with cylindrical brass governor, count wheel under the dial, striking quarters on a bell under the dial dome. Separate hour striking mechanism in the base with circular and octagonal plates, turned baluster pillars, fixed barrel, four-wheel train with circular governor, striking on a bell in the base, activated from the main movement via small rod passing through the body of Hercules. Signature (later) on the back plate.Dim.Height 260 mm, Width 90 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 150,000 - 200000

EUR 98,000 - 130000

USD 111,000 - 148000

Sold: CHF 113,500

LOT 9

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Attributed to Conradt Kreizer, Germany, circa 1620. Very fine and rare, lobed rock crystal, gilt bronze-mounted, hour-striking, pre-balance spring, single- hand watch.

C. Lobed, with four triangular points, cut from a single piece of rock crystal, faceted on the back, the top with gilt brass pierced and engraved dome terminated with a glazed bezel for the dial, small round pendant, loose ring, small finial. D. Silver, champlevé radial Roman numerals, half-hour markers, center with champlevé floral decoration. Blued steel "tulip" hand. M. Oval, 30 x 26 mm, full plates, fusee cut for a chain (now with gut), short three-wheel train, verge escapement, circular steel foliot, irregular pinned cock pierced and engraved en suite with the set-up click, fixed engraved barrel for the striking, bell mounted under the dome, count wheel on the back plate.Dim. 61 x 40 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 40,000 - 60000

EUR 26,000 - 39000

USD 30,000 - 44000

Sold: CHF 43,700

LOT 10

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

The Nymphs. Geo(rg) Chr(istoph) Lucenberger, (Augsburg), circa 1650. Fine gilt bronze hour striking pre-balance spring, single-hand square horizontal table clock.

C. Panels chased and engraved with nymphs, molded base and top, bun feet, base with aperture for bell. D. Silver, champlevé radial Roman numerals, inner quarters, innermost 24-hour scale (13-24), setting pin-hole between 3 and 4 o'clock. Single "fleur-de-lis" hand. M. Square, 70 x 70 mm, gilt brass, square pillars, fusee and chain for the going train, verge escapement, circular steel foliot, hog-bristle regulator, irregular gilt cock pierced and engraved with dolphins and unusual foot, fixed barrel for striking, count wheel set on the back plate.Signed on the back plate.Dim. 88 x 88 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 12,000 - 14000

EUR 7,800 - 9100

USD 9,000 - 10400

Sold: CHF 11,500

LOT 11

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

William Partridge Fecit, London, circa 1650. Exceptionally rare and fine 22K gold and cloisonné, champlevé and painted on enamel pre-balance spring, small single hand pendant watch.

C. Two-body, "bassine" with curved in edge, entirely decorated with translucent enamel flowers on white enamel background in the cloisonné technique, light green counter-enamel, tulip pendant, small finial. D. Matching the case, with stylized flowers in translucent enamel against opaque white enamel background, radial Roman hour chapter on gold flinqué ring with half-hour dots. Iron tulip hand. M. 24 mm, gilt brass, full plate with Egyptian pillars, fusee and cat-gut, short train with 5-leaf pinions, circular iron foliot, irregular gilt cock pierced and engraved with wild strawberries secured by a screw, ratchet wheel mainspring set-up.Signed on the back plate.Diam. 29.5 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 60,000 - 80000

EUR 39,000 - 52000

USD 44,000 - 60000

Sold: CHF 62,100

LOT 12

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Jesus in the House of Lazarus. James Vautrollier Fecit, London, circa 1635. Very fine and very rare silver and vermeil savonette pre-balance spring, small single-hand pendant watch.

C. Two-body, front engraved with a scene depicting Christ in the house of Lazarus with his sister Mary anointing the feet of Jesus with oil and drying them with her hair (John, 12:2), the back with a scene of Christ in discussion with a Pharisee, the band with reclining nudes representing the four elements, tulip pendant, loose ring, small finial, gilt bezels engraved with repeated pattern. D. Silver ring with champlevé radial Roman numerals on gilt brass hinged dial plate engraved in the center with a scene depicting Christ at Jacob's well asking the Samaritan woman for a drink of water (John, 4:7), outer with foliate and floral pattern. Blued steel "fleur-de-lis" hand. M. 29 mm, gilt brass pinned to the dial plate, full plate, fusee and chain, short 3-wheel train, verge escapement, circular steel foliot, irregular pinned cock pierced and engraved with floral and foliate pattern, ratchet wheel set-up work with gilt brass clock pierced and engraved en suite to the cock.Signed on the movement.Diam. 33 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 25,000 - 35000

EUR 16,000 - 23000

USD 18,500 - 26000

Sold: CHF 66,700

LOT 13

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

The Tulip. Simon Hackett, Londini, circa 1640. Very fine and very rare silver pre-balance spring, single-hand pendant form watch designed as a tulip, in original fitted shagreen box.

C. Two-body, cast, chiseled with three petals, one of which forms the front cover, tulip pendant, loose ring.D. Silver, hinged, oval, radial Roman hour chapter. Single blued steel "tulip" hand. M. gilt brass, oval, 23 x 27 mm, full plate, fusee and gut-line, short four-wheel train with five-leaf pinions, pre-balance spring verge escapement with circular steel foliot, small elongated and irregular gilt pinned cock, pierced and engraved with asymmetrical flower and foliate decoration, ratchet wheel set-up.Signed on the movement.Dim. 42 x 25 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 25,000 - 35000

EUR 16,000 - 23000

USD 18,500 - 26000

Sold: CHF 32,200

LOT 14

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

J. Regnier a Paris, circa 1620. Very fine and rare octagonal rock crystal pre-balance spring, single-hand pendant watch.

C. Two-body, the back carved from a single piece of crystal, faceted on the outside, mounted in a gilt frame engraved on the edge with repeated pattern, faceted rock crystal top mounted in en suite bezel, tulip pendant with loose ring, small finial. D. Oval, gilt brass, Roman numerals, half-hour dot markers, center engraved with a view of a village, outer engraved with scrolling, two rabbits, and a mask. Blued steel "arrowhead" hand. M. oval, 33 x 24 mm, full plate, baluster pillars, fusee and gut, 3-wheel short train, verge escapement, circular bronze foliot, irregular cock secured by a screw, ratchet wheel set-up.Signed on the back plate.Dim. 60 x 33 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 30000

EUR 13,000 - 20000

USD 15,000 - 22000

Sold: CHF 19,550

LOT 15

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Duhamel, a Paris, 20th century replica. A rock crystal single-hand pre-balance spring pendant watch in 17th century style.

C. Two-body, back carved from a single piece of rock crystal, faceted on the back and sides, gilt brass engraved mounting, brass split bezel with faceted crystal, round pendant, loose bow, small finial. D. Gilt copper, radial Roman numerals, with half-hour markers, florally engraved center. Blued steel "fleur-de-lis" hand. M. 36 mm, gilt brass, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, 4-wheel train with center wheel, verge escapement, circular steel foliot, silver cock, worm gear set-up.Signed on the movement.Diam. 45 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 4,000 - 6000

EUR 2,600 - 3900

USD 3,000 - 4400

Sold: CHF 6,900

LOT 16

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Quare, London, circa 1690. Fine and rare silver single-hand "oignon" watch with alarm.

C. Double-body, "bassine", polished, the band pierced and engraved with foliage and grotesques, without outer case. D. Silver champlevé with radial Roman numerals and inner silver alarm-setting disc with fleur-de-lis steel hour pointer. Blued steel hand for setting the alarm. M. 56 mm, hinged gilt brass full plate with Egyptian pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring,gilt brass cock pierced and engraved with foliage. Alarm train with fixed barrel engraved with foliage, striking on a bell.Signed on the back plate.Diam. 54 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

EUR 3,900 - 5200

USD 4,400 - 6000

Sold: CHF 9,775

LOT 17

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Fromanteel & Clarke, London, circa 1700. Very fine and rare silver pair-cased watch with date.

C. Outer: double-body, polished. Inner: double-body, "bassine", polished, chased pendant. D. Silver champlevé, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with five-minute Arabic markers in polished cartouches, center chased with foliage. Gold "Louis XV" hands. M. 41 mm, hinged gilt brass full plate with elaborate pierced gilt brass pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapment, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass English cock with streamers pierced and engraved with foliage.Signed on dial and back plate.Diam. 57 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

EUR 4,600 - 6000

USD 5,200 - 6700

Sold: CHF 8,280

LOT 18

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Marchand à Genève, circa 1700. Very fine and rare silver pair-cased single-hand "oignon" alarm watch.

C. Outer: Two-body, "oignon" type, polished with pierced bezels for sound. Inner: two-body, band pierced and engraved with foliage, exotic birds, bear heads, small engraved cartouche with city walls.D. White enamel, bold Roman numerals, inner quarter-hour ring, winding apertures at 4 and 8, center with white enamel alarm disc with Arabic numerals and steel fleur-de-lis pointer indicating hours, blued steel "arrow" alarm setting hand. M. 46 mm, hinged, fire-gilded full plate with Egyptian pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement with steel balance and short balance spring, Louis XIV cock pierced and engraved with masks, Bosley type regulator, alarm with fixed engraved barrel and steel train, striking on a bell by both sides of short T-shaped oval hammer striking on a bell.Signed on the back plate.Diam. 61 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 8,000 - 10000

EUR 5,200 - 6500

USD 6,000 - 7400

Sold: CHF 25,300

LOT 19

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Brodon, à Paris, circa 1700. Very fine and rare silver single-hand center-wound "oignon" watch.

C. Two-body, "oignon" type, polished, back decorated with concentric circles. D. White enamel, bold blue Roman numerals, inner half-hour track, center with small painted rosette. Blued steel "fleur-de-lis" hand.M. 46 mm, hinged, gilt full plate, Egyptian pillars, fusee and chain with chain guard, verge escapement, plain steel balance with flat balance spring, large "oignon" type cock chased with exotic birds and stylized foliage.Signed on the movement.Diam. 56 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

EUR 3,900 - 5200

USD 4,400 - 6000

Sold: CHF 8,050

LOT 20

The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

Diana the Huntress. George Graham, London, No. 753, hallmarked 1737-38. Very fine and rare 22K pair-cased quarter repeating watch with à tact option.

C. Outer: two-body, by master casemaker John Ward, pronounced hinge, back repoussé and chiseled with a scene depicting Diana arming her bow to shoot at a wild boar seen in the background among trees, a dog at her feet, four vignettes with rural scenes, pierced and engraved band with scrolling. Inner: band entirely pierced and engraved with stylized foliage, mask, polished back with small rosette in the center. D. Gold, champlevé radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions with five-minute Arabic markers on polished cartouches, matted reserve. Mounted on a brass hinged dial plate. Blued steel "beetle and poker" hands. M. 31 mm, gilt brass full plate with baluster pillars, fusee and chain, cylinder escapement with jeweled 3-arm steel balance, 13-tooth brass escape wheel, diamond endstone, single-footed cock pierced and engraved with asymmetrical foliage and a mask at the neck. Stogden type repeating system, with à toc lever at 6 o'clock, repeating on bell by depressing the pendant, fire-gilded dust cap with bayonette fixing tothe movement.Signed on the dial, movement and dust cap, numbered on the case, both plates and dust cap.Diam. 49 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 30000

EUR 13,000 - 20000

USD 15,000 - 22000

Sold: CHF 34,500