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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

LOT 26

LES FRERES HUAUT SIGNED ENAMEL PLAQUE Les Frères Huaut, Geneva. Made circa 1710. Very fine and rare, large, semi-erotic painted on enamel on copper plaque with an ebonized and gilt wood frame. Finely painted scene depicting a scene of a lady resisting the charms of a gentleman in a wooded landscape, a basket to the side of the lady.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

HKD 16,000 - 32,000 / USD 2,100 - 4,100


Sold: CHF 2,875


Signed on the counter enamel "Les Frères Huaut". DIM. 66 x 50 mm. Excluding frame. In good condition, small chip at top edge. Enamels painted by LES FRÈRES HUAUT were among the finest examples of painting on enamel from the GENEVA SCHOOL. JEAN-PIERRE (1655 -1723) and his brother AMI (1657-1724) were appointed painters to the Court of the Elector of Brandenburg in 1686, and went to Berlin where they lived and worked until 1700, at which point they returned to Geneva. After their return to Geneva their signature appeared as Les frères Huaut or Les deux frères Huaut or Peter et Amicus Huaut. To be sold without reserve