Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...
Hong Kong, Jun 13, 2023
IMPRESSIVE “NÉCESSAIRE” INCORPORATING A WATCH, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET, 22K YELLOW GOLD AND BLOODSTONE
HKD 350,000 - 500,000
EUR 41,300 - 59,000 / CHF 40,200 - 58,000 / USD 44,700 - 64,000
22K yellow gold and mounted bloodstone, “nécessaire” in the shape of a quiver, integrating in the “étui” an open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, watch movement with quarter-repeater on one bell by two hammers (activated by depressing the pendant). “Etui” chased and engraved repoussé-work set with polished bloodstone panels; the lower part housing a pair of gold handled scissors, scraper, pencil, spoon and combination file with tweezers; the upper part contains the watch, the movement hinging from the “étui”; the chased and engraved repoussé-work pierced to allow the bell to sound clearly; gold repeating push pendant and bow. White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals for the hours and radial Arabic numerals for the minutes (aperture for the winding at 12 o’clock); blue steel “Beetle & Poker” hands. Movement 15’’’, full plate, fire gilded brass, engraved with foliate decoration, turned baluster pillars, fusee and chain, with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates, verge escapement, monometallic three-arm balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded English cock with mascaron, silver regulator disc; repeater work; silver dust ring. Bell signed with an etching-needle “J”.