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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 88

GÜBELIN 8-DAY GOING ART DECO DESK-CLOCK, CHINESE-STYLE DÉCOR; CHROMIUM-PLATED METAL, WHITE ONYX, WOOD AND JADEITE (OR NEPHRITE)

Chromium-plated metal, white onyx, wood and jadeite (or nephrite), keyless-winding, vertical rectangular-shape with stepped rounded corners, 8-day going, Art Deco desk-clock. On the right side, a carved stylised Chinese subject showing an Imperial guardian lion, also known as “stone lion” or “shishi”, on a rosewood base carved with flowers and foliage. Grey and light blue colours flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) dial with stylised sunburst central pattern.

Brand Gübelin

Year Circa 1930

Calibre  18’’’ (based on Angelus), lever escapement, 3 adjustments

Case No. 23 988

Dimensions 135 x 163 x 94 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories With Extract from the Archives

HKD 50,000 - 70,000

CHF 5,500 - 8,800 / USD 5,550 - 8,850

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: HKD 56,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3-7*

Good

Oxidized

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Gübelin 8-day going Art Deco desk clock; Chinese-style décor Gübelin, one of the most luxurious shops in Switzerland, sold many Art Deco clocks in the 1920’s and 1930’s. At this time, this house offers its customers some exceptional creations in the Chinese-style (so-called in French “chinoiserie”) made by Vacheron Constantin, Geneva, and Verger Frères, Paris (clocks in precious metals), but also this type of clocks, less expensive, some of which were auctioned by our house: • No. 22 658, “Dog of Fo”. Antiquoroum, Geneva, June 14, 2003, lot 115, sold for the amount of CHF 8 625.Antiquoroum, Geneva, November 14, 2009, lot 315, sold for the amount of CHF 10 200.• No. 23 068, “Niam” (a horrible demon creature surrounded by Chinese people) Antiquorum, Hong Kong, October 27, 2018, lot 294, sold for the amount of HK$ 47 500.• Unreferenced number, “Phoenix”. Antiquoroum, Hong Kong, June 25, 2011, lot 480, sold for the amount of HK$ 187 500.