Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 407

LEO JUVET & ANONYMOUS, CHINESE MARKET BEAUTIFUL LADYS, GILT AND ENAMEL Léo Juvet, Shanghai, No. 304143 & attributed to Léo Juvet, Shanghai. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1875. Very fine, matched pair of silver/silver gilt painted on enamel and pearl-set pocket watches with center seconds. Accompanied by a box, spare mainspring and key.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

HKD 64,000 - 96,000 / USD 8,000 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 23,750

Two-body, "Consular", back cover decorated with a finely painted portrait of a young lady with flowers and a pale pink dress, the portrait surrounded by dark blue translucent enamel over wavy-line engine-turning, the second watch decorated with a lady with long flowing hair with a bow and a blue-edged pink dress, the bezels set with split-pearls. Spring-loaded, gilded and glazed cuvette. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute and seconds divisions and fifteen minute Arabic numerals. Blued steel 'ovoid' hands. 47 mm.(21''), gilded and entirely foliate engraved, "Chinese" caliber, 16 jewels, free-standing barrel, counterpoised lateral lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance, monometallic balance, blued steel flat balance spring,

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8-24

Very good

Slightly scratched

Slightly chipped

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


index regulator. The first movement signed Juvet in Chinese characters. The second watch case with faux English hallmarks. DIAM. 55 & 56 mm.