Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 215

ROMAN CHARITY

Very fine and rare, 20K gold painted on enamel pair-cased watch. Two-body, bassine with deep back and inward edges; back, finely painted on enamel depicting the scene of Roman Charity; band with four vignettes depicting rural scenes, inside, painted traveler in front of a castle.

Brand Boogaar Dav.vand

Model The enamel by Les Freres Huaut

Year Circa 1730

Calibre  15’’’, hinged, gilt brass full plate with round baluster pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain four-arm brass balance, double-footed cock pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage

Diameter 44 mm

Signature Movement and Case

CHF 10,000 - 20,000

HKD 80,000 - 160,000 / USD 10,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 15,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-24

Good

Slightly chipped

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-71

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines


Notes

 Roman Charity The story of ‘’Roman Charity’’ was a popular subject in art, particularly from the 17th century onward. Major artists, including Peter Paul Rubens and Jean-Baptiste Greuze, painted versions of the scene. The story, recounted in Valerius Maximus Memorable Acts and Sayings of the Ancient Romans, tells how the aged Cimon was starving in prison prior to his execution. He was secretly visited by his daughter Pero, who nourished him at her own breast. Pero’s act was considered the highest example of filial piety and honoring one’s parent.