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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 73

ESQUIVILLON & DECHOUDENS DECORATIVE POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEATER; YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

Yellow gold, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, “Directoire” pocket watch, the quarter-repeater on one bell (activated by depressing the pendant). Champlevé enamel case-back with, in the lower part, painted on enamel on gold, a scene showing two children feeding chickens, after an English engraving; the painting on enamel on gold attributable to JeanLouis Richter (1766-1841), Geneva. Bezel set with half-pearls.

Brand Esquivillon

Year Circa 1790-1800

Movement No. 74 900

Calibre  16’’’, later English lateral equilibrated lever escapement (modified circa 1860)

Diameter 48 mm

Signature Dial and Movement

HKD 39,000 - 47,000

CHF 4,950 - 5,950 / USD 5,000 - 6,000

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: HKD 25,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-13

Good

Slightly damaged

Movement: 3-26-31*

Good

Upgraded

Transformations

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-70-01-04

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairline

HANDS Original

HANDS Later