Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, November 11, 2018

LOT 74

IMPRESSIVE MUSICAL WATCH FOR THE CHINESE MARKET FLOWER BOUQUET ENAMEL & YELLOW GOLD

Made for the Chinese market. Extremely fine and very rare, large, musical, gold, painted enamel and pearl-set pocket watch with sur-plateau musical movement playing music on the hour or at will.

Brand Barraud

Year Circa 1810

Caliber 24'''

Dimensions 62 mm.

Signed Case and Dial numbered.

CHF 45,000 - 65,000

HKD 360,000 - 520,000 / USD 45,000 - 65,000

Sold: CHF 75,000


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 2-32

Very good

Slightly restored

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Barrauds The first watchmaker of the family was Francis-Gabriel (1727-1795). His sons Paul- Philippe (1752-1820) and John (dates unknown) were working with their father by 1780. In 1796 he entered into a partnership with William Howells and George Jamison, to make chronometers based on Mudge's original design. Howells, who had been Mudge's junior worker, brought with him important technical knowledge. Alongside Barraud's production of chronometers, a range of other clocks and watches were produced, and a major business was the exportation of plain and musical clocks to China and India. This was continued by their successors and eventually led to the establishment of a branch in Calcutta. In 1838 the Chronometer maker John Richard Lund was taken into partnership, and with the death of the last horological Barraud, Hilton Paul, in 1880, the business reverted entirely to the Lund family.