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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Mar 18, 2017

LOT 169

JOHN CURTIS NO.5918 REPOUSSE VERGE YELLOW GOLD "The Presentation in the Temple" John Curtis, London, No. 5918. Made for the Dutch market, London hallmarks for 1786. Very fine, 22K gold repoussé pair-cased pocket watch with outer gilt brass and shagreen protective case.

Outer: two-body, gilt brass rims and bezels, overlaid with shagreen and applied pinwork decoration, glazed back. Second: two-body, repousse, finely chased with a scene of the Presentation in the Temple within a rococo scrollwork border, bezel decorated to match. Inner: two-body, polished. Porcelain enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer arcaded minute track and Arabic five minute numerals. Blued steel beetle and poker hands. Gilt brass with cylindrical ringed pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, three-arm steel balance, flat balance spring, continental style pierced and chased balance cock, silvered regulation dial.

HKD 45,000 - 80,000

USD 5,800 - 10,500 / CHF 5,800 - 10,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-70-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairline

HANDS Original