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Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 216

LES DEUX FRERES HUAUT PINTRE DE SON A.E. VENUS AND MARS

Very fine and rare, 20K gold painted on enamel pair-cased watch. Two-body, “bassine”; back, very finely painted on enamel, with a scene depicting Venus and Mars and signed by the freres Huaut; four vignettes painted with rural landscapes; the inside, finely painted with a traveler among ruins with engraved spit bezel.

Brand Carlo Rupano Venezia, Venezia

Model Les deux freres Huaut pintre de son A.E

Year Circa 1700

Calibre  13’’’, 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

Dimensions 36 mm with outer protective case 43 mm

Signature Movement and Case

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 7,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-24-71

Good

Slightly chipped

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

 Les Frères Huaud, Jean-Pierre and Ami Jean-Pierre Huaud (1655- 1725) and his younger brother Ami (1657-1724 - also referred to as Amicus) were the sons of Pierre Huaud I, and were both apprenticed to their father. While no signed works of Ami Huaud are known, Jean- Pierre Huaud often signed as follows: “Huaud le puisné fecit” or “Huaud le puiné fecit”, and later “Huaud le puisné peintre de son A. E. à Berlin”. The two Huaud brothers, Jean-Pierre and Ami, were associated from 1682 to 1688 as Les Frères Huaud, in Geneva. Among the signatures that are found on their work are: “Fratres Huaud pinxerunt”, “fratres Huauts”, “les frères Huaut”, “Les deux frères Huaut fecit”, “les frères Huaut pinx.”, “Les frères Huaut pt.”, “Les frères Huaut fec.”, “les deux frères Huaud peint. de son A.E.”, “Les deux frères Huaut peintres de son A. E. à Berlin”, “Les deux frères Huaud p. de S.A.E. à Berlin”, “Les Frères Huaut fec. An 1698”. The name is spelt Huaud, or Huaut, and sometimes Huault. In 1686, the envoy of the Great Elector of Brandenburg, Frederick William (1620-1688), tried to enroll various Genevan crafstmen to work with the French Huguenots who had sought refuge in Brandenburg after the Edict of Nantes. At this time, Jean-Pierre and Ami Huaud were appointed painters on enamel to the Court of the Brandenburg Elector, perhaps thanks to the recommendation of their elder brother Pierre II (1647-1698) who had already been at the Elector’s Court in 1685. Jean-Pierre and Ami Huaud therefore moved to Berlin in 1686 and only returned to Geneva in 1700.