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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 51

JOHN MARIE - GOLD, DIAMOND & ENAMEL WATCH John Marie, London, No. 402. Made circa 1775. Very fine and rare, 20K varicolored gold, painted on enamel and rose-cut diamond-set pocket watch.

Two-body, Louis XVI, the bezel chased and engraved with flowers and scrolls and set with rose-cut diamonds in silver, the pendant set with a large rose-cut diamond, the back with a painted on enamel scene depicting country lovers in a romantic landscape, chased and engraved varicolored gold border decorated with putti, flowers, doves and scrolls. Convex white enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track and large Arabic five-minute numerals. Rose-cut diamond-set hands. 35 mm., matte gilt, pentagonal baluster pillars, fuse and chain, verge escapement with micrometric potence adjustment, three arm balance, flat balance spring, pierced and engraved continental-type cock with endstone, silvered regulation dial.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

HKD 16,000 - 33,000 / USD 2,300 - 4,600

Sold: CHF 4,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3**

Good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-72-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Chipped winding aperture

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 45 mm. John Marie was a French maker from Paris and was recorded working in New Bond Street, London from 1771. He was declared bankrupt.