608 lots

LOT 61

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

Feeding the Chicks Ilbery, London, No. 5995, London hallmarks for 1801 - 02, enamel by Richter. Very fine and important gold and enamel pocket chronometer with Peto cross detent escapement, made for the Chinese market.

C. Three-body, ?Consular?, scalloped edges, the spring-loaded back cover very finely painted with three children feeding chicks, Alpine scene with lake and mountains in the background, with an azure sky, the bezels, pendant and bow decorated with dark blue, white and red champlevé enamel in a repeated geometrical pattern, fixed cuvette decorated with circles of champlevé enamel in various colors and various geometrical patterns. D. White enamel, radial Roman chapters, outer minute divisions, Arabic 15-minute numerals, subsidiary seconds. Gold ?heart? hands. M. 48.3 mm, hinged, gilt brass full plate, circular pillars, fusee and chain, Peto cross detent escapement with steel escape wheel, three-arm bimetallic compensation balance with three wedged temperature compensation weights, three large screws for mean time adjustment, free-sprung helical balance spring, unusual overbanking protection mechanism by means of a pivoted detent, one-footed English style cock engraved with mask and scrolling. Signed on the movement. Diam. 63mm.

Grading System:

CHF 90,000 - 120000

EUR 60,000 - 80000

USD 55,000 - 70000

Sold: CHF 245,500

It is very rare to find a precision chronometer watch made for the Oriental market. In addition, this watch employs an interesting overbanking protection device consisting of a spring lever which, when pushed by the overextended balance spring, reacts against a pin set on the balance arm, not allowing too excessive swings. It also features a rare form of spring detent escapement, the Peto cross detent, which, though initially invented to rival with the detent escapement patented for Earnshaw, was soon discovered to present important advantages. In the classic Earnshaw spring detent the locking force acts against the spring, which theoretically could be bent during each locking impulse, while in Peto?s construction the locking is done in the other direction, making the escapement more stable. The enamel scene is from a series with playing children. For another similar scene, entitled ?Feeding the Ducks?, see ?The Sandberg Watch Collection?, Antiquorum, March 31 and April 1, 2001, lot 371. 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 specialized 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 Peto cross detent escapement. Later, he used the standard bridge caliber with free-standing barrel, also called the ?Chinese?caliber. The cases of his watches were sumptuously decorated by the best Genevan enamelers, such as Jean-Francois-Victor Dupont, who usually signed his work, and Jean-Louis Richter, who signed rarely. 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 62

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Allégrone & Emery, Geneva, made for the Islamic market, circa 1830. Fine 18K gold and enamel hunting-cased quarter-repeating watch with original gold and enamel Breguet-style key and short gold chain.

C. Four-body, ?bassine et filets?, both covers centered by a rose enamel rosette with scarlet borders, the front one with a painted flower bouquet, the back with Arabic initials, outer borders divided into eight segments of alternating rose and green enamel, the green ones decorated with champlevé flowers, the rose ones with painted on enamel flowers, gold hinged cuvette, chased bezels, pendant and bow. D. White enamel, Islamic markers, outer minute ring. Gold Breguet hands. M. 42 mm (18 1/2???), frosted gilt, 10 jewels, cylinder escapement, three-arm gilt balance, flat balance spring, compensation curb, pare-chute on the top pivot, repeating on gongs by pull-and-twist pendant. Signed on the cuvette. Diam. 51 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 10,000 - 15000

EUR 7,000 - 10000

USD 6,000 - 9000

Provenance: Maryatt Collection Allégrone & Emery Watchmakers and merchants established rue Rousseau, 56, in the early 19th century. ?Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois?, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Antiquorum Editions, Geneva, 1998. Islamic markers There has been some confusion as to the proper name for the numerals found on this watch. Sometimes they are referred to as Turkish numerals, sometimes as early Arabic numerals, sometimes as Arabic-Indic numerals. They originated in India and were adopted by the Arabs, who later came to prefer the numerals commonly used in the Occident, which we know as ?Arabic? numerals. However, some Islamic countries, including Turkey, continued to use the original markers instead of or in addition to the "Arabic" ones, as late as the twentieth century. For clarity, we prefer the term ?Islamic? markers.

LOT 63

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

Playing Putti L. Vrard & Co., Tientsin, Swiss, made for the Chinese market, circa 1900, enamel signed HL. Very small, fine and rare 18K gold and enamel, pearl- and red sapphire-set hunting-cased keyless minute-repeating watch.

C. Four-body, ?Empire?, front centered with a finely painted on enamel scene showing two putti playing on a cloud, red sapphire frame, outer border with rows of graduated half pearls, back cover entirely set with rows of pearls alternating with red sapphires, lobed band decorated with red and black champlevé enamel in geometrical pattern, gold hinged cuvette over gold bezel glazed for viewing the movement, graduated pearl-set pendant. D. White enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute divisions with five-minute Arabic markers, subsidiary sunk seconds. Gold ?Louis XV? hands. M. 33 mm (14 1/2???), nickel, decorated with Grecian-inspired geometrical pattern, 29 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance spring, repeating on gongs, slide on the band. Signed on the cuvette. Diam. 42 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 30,000 - 35000

EUR 21,000 - 25000

USD 18,000 - 20000

L. Vrard & Co. The firm was founded in 1860 under the name of Laidrich & Vrard, later becoming L. Vrard & Co. It began operations in 1862 in Tientsin and shortly thereafter in Shanghai, where it was the agent for Bovet watches until 1894. Another trading station was opened in 1889 in Hangkow and then in Hong Kong. Watches produced by Vrard ranged from the most commonplace to the most complicated, and like the Courvoisier firm, Vrard often entrusted the decoration of the cases to the Genevan artists Marc Dufaux, Louis Millenet, Louis Pauthex, P.-A. Champod and Louis Rosselet.

LOT 64

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Girard-Perregaux, La Chaux-de-Fonds, tourbillon by Ernest Guinand, exhibition piece, circa 1876-77, cased circa 1920. Exceptionally fine 18K gold and white gold keyless pocket chronometer with ?gold three bridge? movement, one-minute tourbillon regulator, one of only two examples ever made in such small dimensions.

C. Three-piece, ?Empire?, engine-turned, gold bezels, pendant and bow, white gold band. D. Off-white enamel, by Porret, small and elegant radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions with five-minute dot markers, subsidiary seconds at 3 o?clock, rounded triangular seconds chapter, similar triangular shield at 9 o?clock inscribed ?Tourbillon by Ernest Guinand?. Blued steel ?spade? hands. M. 31.9 mm (14???), nickel with patented three parallel gold bridges, pillar plate finely damascened on both sides, going barrel damascened in radial ?sunburst? pattern, gold wheels, 19 jewels, the top ones in gold settings, Ernest Guinand second type one-minute tourbillon cage with pivoted detent escapement, 21,600 frequency, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with amplitude safety device. Signed on dial and movement. Diam. 37 mm.

Grading System:

CHF -

EUR -

USD 0 - 0

Sold: CHF 531,500

On March 25, 1884 a patent (No. 144919) was filed in a USA patent office for a watch movement whose bridge consisted of: a bridge having a central annular portion, spread-out ends and bar-like portions between the said annular portions and ends, as shown?? This proved to be one of the most successful watch movement designs ever. It has been used by Girard-Perregaux up to now. Even today, their most prestigious watch, the 13??? wrist tourbillon uses the same design. On top of the simplicity and elegancy of the design, at the time it appears to be the smallest tourbillon in the world. Only two examples have been made. This one, because of its uniqueness, was chosen to illustrate Girard Perregaux?s achievements in Watches by Cecil Clutton and George Daniels, London, 1979, fig. 320, and in Le Tourbillon by Reinhard Meis, Paris, 1990, pp. 140-41. Back in the 1890?s, to make such small watch with tourbillon carriage was a tremendous achievement. Guinand made the watch at the end of his career, the years of experience enabling him to make it so small, possibly he wanted to leave for posterity a record that would not be broken for a long time. He was right. It took almost 40 years to make a smaller one (10 1/2??? made in 1927 by James Pellaton and 8 3/4??? made in 1945 by Fritz-Robert Charrue. Ernest Guinand (c. 1810 ? 1879), An important Master horologist from Le Locle, along with Auguste Grether from Ponts-de-Martel (1817-1879), he specialized in the production of tourbillon carriages. Judging by the records of the Neuchâtel Observatory, Guinand?s production of tourbillons began between 1865 and 67. He designed three models of tourbillon carriages, always based on an A-shaped frame. Guinand worked for several important makers including Girard-Perregaux and Montandon. The Observatory of Neuchâtel records indicate that the number of tourbillons supplied to Girard-Perregaux can be esteemed between 22 and 25. Most were equipped with pivoted detent escapement, one with spring detent and a few with lever escapement. Most of his carriages were not signed and can only be identified by their characteristic A-shape.

LOT 65

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The Theater Attributable to the Du Bois workshop, Locle, made for the Chinese market, circa 1800. Extremely rare and fine 18K gold and enamel, pearl-set, double-face musical automaton watch.

C. Three-body, Empire, glazed covers, band decorated with rectangular panels of royal blue translucent enamel over flinqué rosette with gold oval-patterned borders, half pearl-set bezels. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute dot divisions with five-minute Arabic markers, winding aperture between 8 and 9 o?clock, at 4 o?clock aperture for winding the music and automaton. Automaton scene: exceptionally well done, depicting two couples dancing on a revolving stage with mirrored walls under a multicolored gold dome, the theater?s walls with niches, each with a statue of a neo-classically dressed woman painted in grisaille enamel, white enamel top frame. The couple is dancing to the music provided by a lady sitting to the right, playing a harp, while a gentleman to the left beats time to the music, the top with a finely painted scene of the Jura mountains with a lakeside castle. M. 51 mm, gilt full plate, cylindrical pillars, going barrel, cylinder escapement with brass escape wheel, three-arm plain brass balance, flat balance spring, pinned cylinder musical movement with eight sections, each with two vibrating teeth, the cylinder and theater driven from the crown wheel of the fixed barrel, planetary gearing set under the platform commanding the dancers? rotation. Diam. 61 mm.

Grading System:

CHF -

EUR -

USD 0 - 0

Sold: CHF 267,500

Among automaton watches, the ?Theater? is one of the rarest scenes. Only seven are known: 1. Gélis Collection 2. Sandoz Collection, previously in the Loup Collection 3. Salomons Collection 4. Lot No. 258, signed Louis Duchêne et Fils, sold at Antiquorum, April 21, 1996 5. Lot No. 74, featured in Antiquorum?s auction The Art of Horology in Geneva, November 13-14, 1999 6. Du Bois et Fils in a private German Collection. 7. This lot All, except the first utilize similar ebauches, and feature a similar manner of fixing the movement to the case, which strongly suggests that they were made by the same maker. The Gélis watch is based on a different ebauche. Only two of them are signed, one by Duchêne et Fils from Geneva, the other by Du Bois et Fils from Le Locle. Four of them (Nos 1,2,3,7) were made for the Chinese market, which explains why they are not signed. The movement shows characteristics of the high-quality work from the Neuchâtel area. Movements with the same characteristics are found in certain automaton watches, particularly those signed by Du Bois et Fils. It appears that they were either made by him or that he was associated with a workshop making them. Some of these movements found their way into Duchêne et Fils watches, some into watches of other makers. The automaton dial of the present watch is almost identical to the number 4 listed above, and signed by Duchêne et Fils. Both Duchêne et Fils and Du Bois et Fils are responsible for some of the most magnificent automaton watches ever produced, including the ?Tightrope Dancer? (The Sandberg Watch Collection, Antiquorum, March 31 and April 1, 2001, lot 271), ?Moses? (sold by Antiquorum on 18 October 1992, lot 492), and of course, the ?Theater?. This piece features one of the earliest applications of the invention of Antoine Favre, presented in 1796 to the Geneva Société des Arts, for a ?carillon without bells playing two tunes and imitating the sound of the Mandolin, enclosed within a snuffbox of ordinary size?, in which vibrating blades, or teeth, replaced the much more bulky and fragile carillon bells. Du Bois et Fils The company was established by Philippe Du Bois (1738-1808) and became one of the most eminent in the Neuchâtel area for over two centuries. ?Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois? by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Antiquorum Editions, Geneva, 1998.

LOT 66

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?Scentimental? Duel Attributed to Moulinié, Bautte & Cie, Geneva, circa 1806. Very fine and rare 18K gold and enamel pearl-set combined watch and perfume sprinkler in the form of a flintlock pistol, made for the Chinese market.

C. The grips of translucent scarlet enamel over flinqué, the borders set with half pearls. Gold plates, finely chased with a hound on one side and a rabbit on the other, framed with half pearls. The barrels of translucent cobalt blue champlevé enamel over a flinqué ground, with a raised gold scroll design simulating damascene work. The perfume is released through the pistils of gold lotus flowers with enameled petals, which are shot out of the barrel. The act of cocking the hammer winds the mechanism, also lowering the trigger. The watch is concealed in the end of the butt, the spring-loaded front and back covers with half pearl-set borders, decorated with small gold rosettes centered by half pearls. Short gold double chain suspension terminated with a small ring. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 15 mm ø, gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, continental cock pierced and engraved. Dim. Length 111 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 150,000 - 200000

EUR 100,000 - 140000

USD 90,000 - 120000

Sold: CHF 421,500

Although not signed, the pistols are almost identical to examples which are signed (F.X. Sturm and O. Patrizzi in "Watches of Fantasy", plate No. 26, and the matching one from the same pair sold by Antiquorum, Milano, 28 November 1994), enabling us to attribute this one to the same makers: Moulinié, Bautte & Cie. Similar pieces were sold by Antiquorum on March 31 and April 1, 2001, The Sandberg Watch Collection, lots 49, 405, 406, 421. A similar piece is part of the Wilsdorf Collection, published in ?Rolex, Montres et Emaux de Genève?, page 187.

LOT 67

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The Urn Markwick Markham, Perigal, London, No. 24914, dated December 1781, made for the Islamic market. Very fine and extremely rare small 18K gold, gilt metal, silver and enamel, diamond-set concealed dial form watch, designed as an urn.

C. Two-body, with translucent scarlet enamel over superbly done flinqué, the central portion with applied silver diamond-set garlands alternating with small painted on enamel cartouches resembling moss agate, the top with stripes of opaque white enamel with circular blue enamel cartouches, each centered by a rose-cut diamond, below narrow stripe of white enamel dots resembling half pearls, base with opaque white enamel with gold petals and diamonds, underneath the base, white enamel with the initials ?EJ? in blue enamel centered by an open right hand within a shield, translucent dark blue enamel frame with the gold inscription ?DEC : 1781?, hinged top cover decorated en suite with alternating rings with scarlet, opaque white and translucent blue enamel set with diamonds and surmounted by small gold pendant. D. White enamel with Islamic numerals, outer minute divisions with five-minute Islamic markers. Gold ?beetle and poker? hands. M. 22 mm, gilt brass full plate with elaborate Egyptian pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, single-footed cock. Signed on dial and movement. Dim. Height 78 mm, diam. 31 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 100,000 - 120000

EUR 70,000 - 80000

USD 60,000 - 70000

Sold: CHF 223,500

Markwick, James, Markwick, Markham, and Perigal. James Markwick the elder became free of the Clockmaker?s Company on 6 August 1666. Six apprentices were bound to him between 1674 and 1699. In 1673 he succeeded to Samuel Betts behind the Royal Exchange, and worked until at least 1704 or 1706. His son, James Markwick Jr., became free of the Company in 1692 by patrimony, and died in 1730. The younger James Markwick, Master of the Clockmaker?s Company in 1720, was a very early user of jeweled bearings. In later years he was in partnership with his son-in-law Robert Markham who succeeded him, using the trading name of Markwick Markham which became famous for watches destined for the Turkish market. Toward the end of the century Markham, or his successor, associated the names of other watchmakers with their own on products intended for the East. The makers thus found associated are: Francis Perigal, Peter Upjohn, H. Story, Borrell, John Johnson, Louis Recordon, Dupont. All were reputable watch-makers in their own right, selling other products under their own names. For a note on Islamic numerals, see lot 65. A similar urn is part of the Wilsdorf Collection, published in ?Rolex, Montres et Emaux de Genève?, page 187.

LOT 68

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Red Tulip Unsigned, Geneva, circa 1810. Very fine and amusing 18K gold and enamel, pearl-set concealed dial form watch in the shape of a tulip, in original morocco fitted box.

C. The six spring-loaded petals finely painted in scarlet enamel over flinqué, half pearl-set spines, which reveal the dial when a leaf fixed to the stem is pressed, translucent green and graduated pearl base, closing by lowering the second leaf mounted to the stem. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions with 15-minute Arabic numerals. Gold Breguet hands. M. 18 mm ø, hinged, gilt brass full plate, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, continental cock. Dim. Length 120 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 27,000 - 32000

EUR 19,000 - 22000

USD 16,000 - 19000

Sold: CHF 108,000

A similar piece was sold by Antiquorum on March 31 and April 1, 2001, The Sandberg Watch Collection, lot 396. Another similar watch, but in the form of a rose, is illustrated in ?Montres de Fantaisie? by F.X. Sturm and Osvaldo Patrizzi, illustration No. 64.

LOT 69

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Telescope Unsigned, probably Geneva, circa 1800. Impressive and very rare 18K gold, gilt brass and enamel telescope.

C. Four concentric sliding cylinders, the outer one decorated with alternating bands of translucent scarlet, black and blue enamel forming symmetrical patterns with engine-turned rings, each cylinder finished with a reeded edge, the eyepiece at the end of the inner cylinder and the outer lens decorated with ovals of dark blue translucent enamel with translucent scarlet enamel centers over flinqué, the whole on azure enamel background. The second cylinder engraved ?J.J. Cambaceres à Napoléon, Mai 10, 1800?. Dim. Length when open 54 cm, when closed 18 cm. Diam. 43 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 38,000 - 45000

EUR 26,000 - 30000

USD 23,000 - 27000

A similar telescope, fitted with a watch, was sold by Antiquorum in The Sandberg Watch Collection on March 31 and April 1, 2001, lot 48.

LOT 70

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Rose Piguet & Meylan, Geneva, made for the Chinese market, circa 1820. Magnificent and extremely rare, 18K gold and enamel, pearl-set, center-seconds, two-train, musical automaton watch, playing on the hour and on request, designed as a pink rose.

C. Two-body, the back very finely painted showing the underside of the rose, with sumptuous pink petals and two green leaves, the pearl-set stem which forms the pendant terminated with five graduated pearl-set petals at the center of the rose. The bezel painted with rose petals, the edge decorated with a geometrical pattern in dark blue enamel and set with half pearls. D. White, eccentric Roman hour chapter ring with outer minute divisions set at the top, the background painted on enamel, depicting a garden with roses and forget-me-nots, a Temple of Love on a cliff and the sea beyond. The foreground with varicolored gold automata of a lady playing the harp, while Cupid accompanies her on a lyre, a nesting dove behind him. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 35.4 mm ø, gilt brass bridge caliber, fixed barrel, cylinder escapement, gold three-arm balance, blued steel flat balance spring. The music and automaton train driven by a fixed barrel, a revolving disc with 16 tuned teeth alternating on both sides of the disc, playing every hour or on request, Breguet-type continuous stop work, a ratchet wheel cam with irregular teeth mounted on the disc driving the automata, the set-off bolt at 7 o?clock, silent/music lever under the bezel at 5 o?clock. Stamped with the maker?s mark and the number on the plate under the dial. Diam. 48 mm.

Grading System:

CHF -

EUR -

USD 0 - 0

Sold: CHF 256,500

A very similar watch, previously in the Gustave Loup Collection, is published in "La Montre Chinoise", by Alfred Chapuis, pages 246 and 263, and ?Le Monde des Automates?, by A. Chapuis and E. Gelis, Volume II, page 43. An identical watch is published in the Sandberg book, pages 460-461. Piguet & Meylan Isaac Daniel Piguet and Philippe Samuel Meylan were in partnership from 1811 to 1828 and just before 1828 their premises were 45, rue Rousseau in Geneva. Philippe Samuel Meylan Born February 15, 1772, in Bas-du-Chenit, he died in 1845. At the age of 20 he came to Geneva where he was a Master Worker for the Godemar Frères. Afterwards he went back to Brassus where he founded a small factory in 1811. He then returned to Geneva where he settled for good. He entered into partnership with another watchmaker from his own village, Isaac Piguet, founding the Piguet & Meylan firm, which would last from 1811 to 1828. It specialized in minute cadratures, musical watches, and skeleton and automaton watches. Meylan is also credited with the invention of the bagnolet caliber. Isaac Daniel Piguet Born in Chenit in 1775, he died in Geneva in 1841. A very skillful watchmaker, he entered into partnership first with Henry Capt, from 1802 to 1811, then with Samuel Philippe Meylan, another watchmaker from the same village, until 1828. Piguet & Meylan marked their work with the initials PM within a lozenge. After 1828, Piguet continued his activity with his son, either under the name of Piguet & Fils, or that of I. D. Piguet & Cie. Their creations were largely made for the Chinese market. It is said that an important collector from Sydney bought a large quantity of watches and other musical and automaton objects of vertu, but the boat which carried the pieces was shipwrecked in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

LOT 71

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

C. Five-body, of trefoil form with split pearl-set border, three compartments, their black enamel hinged lids with symbols evoking their contents: musical trophies for the automaton scene and music, symbols of love and fidelity for the watch (the hours of love), flowers for the vinaigrette which also has a hinged gold engine-turned inner lid. Driven by the musical train and applied onto the foreground of a fine enameled Alpine scene with a lake and mountains, the five-colored gold automaton scene depicts a shepherdess playing the guitar by a waterfall, dark blue translucent enamel side and base panels over flinqué, the floral decoration on the chased border with enamel accents. D. Gold with Breguet numerals on a polished chapter ring, the center engraved with a rosette, outer foliage decoration over a matte ground. M. shaped similarly to the dial, gilt brass, cylinder escapement, three-arm plain brass balance, flat balance spring. Musical and automaton movement: pin drum musical train with two sets of stacked vibrating blades, one of four and one of five blades, the cam driving the automata fitted on the top of the barrel, the twisted steel rod simulating the waterfall driven by a contrate wheel off the barrel. Dim. 39 x 40 mm.

Grading System:

CHF -

EUR -

USD 0 - 0

Sold: CHF 575,500

Only one other identical vinaigrette is known. It was sold by Antiquorum on April 18, 1998, lot No. 57, and is now in the Patek Philippe Museum. Two other similar pieces are known, one sold by Christie?s on May 18, 1994, lot 391, and a larger one described and illustrated by A. Chapuis and E. Gelis in ?Le Monde des Automates?, page 50, fig. 320. ?Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois?, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Antiquorum Editions, Geneva, 1998.

LOT 72

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Pear J. Thaller in Huns Kirchen, Austria, circa 1830. Fine and amusing 18K gold and enamel concealed dial form watch in the shape of a pear.

C. Two-body, ?fermée? type in opaque green enamel with gold floral and foliate decoration with white enamel petals, edges in black and blue enamel stripes, gold stem. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute division. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 22.5 mm ø (10???), hinged, gilt brass full plate, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, flat balance spring, continental cock. Signed on the movement. Dim. 52 x 27 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 3000

EUR 1,400 - 2000

USD 1,200 - 1800

Sold: CHF 3,450

LOT 73

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Pear Unsigned, No. 8105, Geneva, circa 1815. Fine 18K gold and enamel concealed dial form watch in the shape of a pear.

C. Two-body, the spring-loaded top opens to reveal the movement, the top with four black enamel cartouches with symbols of love, marriage and prosperity, blue enamel lower part with gold flowers and rosette in the center, small gold pendant with stem decorated with gold filigree leaves. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions, winding aperture at 2 o?clock. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 19.6 mm (8 3/4???), hinged, gilt full-plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass balance, single-footed gilt cock. Dim. 50 x 24 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 3000

EUR 1,400 - 2000

USD 1,200 - 1800

Sold: CHF 3,680

LOT 74

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Shoe Unsigned, Geneva, circa 1800. Very rare and amusing 18K gold and enamel concealed dial form watch designed as a sabot shoe.

C. Two-body, hinged in the middle, the back containing the watch, top covered in translucent dark blue enamel over flinqué with gold floral motifs, opening in black enamel and gold net, the heel with yellow and azure enamel strips, the tip in yellow champlevé enamel with azure spots encircled in gold. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute ring, winding aperture between 1 and 2 o?clock. Gold ?spearhead? hands. M. 17 mm (7 1/2???), hinged, gilt full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass balance, continental cock pierced and engraved in six symmetrical patterns. Dim. Length 52 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 8,000 - 10000

EUR 5,500 - 7000

USD 4,800 - 6000

Sold: CHF 14,950

LOT 75

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Shoe Unsigned, Geneva, circa 1800. Very rare and amusing 18K gold and enamel concealed dial form watch designed as a sabot shoe and bird?s head.

C. Two-body, hinged in the middle, the back containing the watch, top covered in translucent scarlet enamel over flinqué with gold floral motifs, opening in black enamel and gold net, the heel with yellow and azure enamel strips, the tip painted as a bird?s head with black, white, red and yellow enamel. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute ring, winding aperture between 1 and 2 o?clock. M. 17 mm (7 1/2???), hinged, gilt full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass balance, continental cock pierced and engraved in six symmetrical patterns. Dim. Length 52 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 8,000 - 10000

EUR 5,500 - 7000

USD 4,800 - 6000

Sold: CHF 12,650

LOT 76

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Butterfly Unsigned, Geneva, circa 1800. Very fine and amusing 18K gold and enamel emerald- and pearl-set, concealed dial form watch in the shape of a butterfly.

C. Two-body, ?fermée? type, both sides with multi-colored champlevé and painted enamel of many tones, with pearl- and emerald-set thorax, ruby-set eyes, pearl-set antennae. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions with Arabic 15 minute numerals. Gold ?spearhead? hands. M. 22 mm ø, hinged, gilt brass full plate, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, continental cock. Dim. Length 34 mm, width 37 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

EUR 4,000 - 5500

LOT 77

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Urn Unsigned, Geneva, circa 1810. Fine, 18K gold and enamel concealed dial form watch designed as an urn.

C. Two-body, ?fermée?, spring-loaded bottom of the urn reveals the dial, front and back with dark blue translucent enamel over flinqué, faceted sides with champlevé azure enamel, bottom with black enamel champlevé foliate pattern. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions. Blued steel ?spearhead? hands. M. 20 mm, hinged, gilt full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass balance, continental cock. Dim. 40 x 28 mm

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 3000

EUR 1,400 - 2000

USD 1,200 - 1800

LOT 78

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

The Tulip Unsigned, Geneva, circa 1820. Very fine 18K gold and enamel pearl-set concealed dial form watch designed as a tulip.

C. Two-body, realistic and finely painted on enamel petals, hinged to the pearl-set base of the flower which is in translucent red enamel over flinqué with green leaves stemming from a gold stalk forming the pendant. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions, Arabic 15 minutes, winding aperture at 1 o?clock. Blued steel ?spearhead? hands. M. 19.5 mm, hinged, gilt full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass balance, continental cock. Dim. Length 40 mm, width 25 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 4,000 - 6000

EUR 2,800 - 4000

USD 2,400 - 3600

Sold: CHF 8,510

LOT 79

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

Souvenir d?Amitié Unsigned, Geneva, circa 1810. 18K gold and enamel concealed dial form watch designed as a sabot shoe.

C. Two-body, hinged in the middle, the back containing the watch, covered in yellow, azure, white, dark blue, green, cream, and black enamel, the yellow part painted with a tulip pattern, with the words ?SOUVENIR D?AMITIE? written in gold on a white enamel band. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute ring, winding aperture between 1 and 2 o?clock. M. 21 mm, hinged, gilt full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass balance, continental cock pierced and engraved in six symmetrical patterns. Dim. Length 66 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

EUR 4,000 - 5500

USD 3,500 - 4800

LOT 80

Important collector's watches, wristw... Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

Cartier, London, ?montre-bracelet savonette?, entered in the register in 1927. Very fine, rare and elegant 18K white gold and enamel gentle-man?s hunting-cased rectangular wristwatch.

C. Two-body, polished, spring-loaded front cover with fine dark blue champlevé enamel rectangular frame, which when opened reveals the dial, ogival-shaped lugs with screwed-in pins, gold rectangular bezel secured by four screws, two-tone gold Cartier deployment buckle with black crocodile strap. D. Silvered and matted, rectangular, radial Roman numerals, inner rectangular minute chapter. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 20.7 mm (9???), signed Cartier, nickel, ?fausses-côtes? decoration, bar caliber, 19 jewels, 8 adjustments, straight line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance, flat balance spring. Signed on dial and mo-vement, case signed by EWC Co. Dim. 33 x 24 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 80,000 - 100000

EUR 55,000 - 70000

USD 48,000 - 60000

Sold: CHF 108,000

Made for the London branch of the company, the case is stamped with Cartier, London stock number and English import mark. This is a fine model and rarely found, especially in white gold.