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Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Du Rhone, April 02, 2006

LOT 411

“French Oignon” Saintpere a Paris. Made circa 1710. Rare, French silver oignon watch with silver balance cock.

C. Two-body, square hinge, polished. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals on raised enamel cartouches, inner quarterhour ring. Blued steel “fleur-de-lis” hands. M. 45 mm, hinged, fire-gilt full plate, tall divided Egyptian pillars with silver tops, fusee and chain, verge escapement with brass balance and short balance spring, silver cock pierced and engraved with inhabited foliage, Tompion-type regulator with pierced foliate feet and numbered regulation disc. Movement signed. Diam. 57 mm. To be sold without reserve

C. Two-body, square hinge, polished.
D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals on raised enamel cartouches, inner quarterhour ring. Blued steel “fleur-de-lis” hands.
M. 45 mm, hinged, fire-gilt full plate, tall divided Egyptian pillars with silver tops, fusee and chain, verge escapement with brass balance and short balance spring, silver cock pierced and engraved with inhabited foliage, Tompion-type regulator with pierced foliate feet and numbered regulation disc. Movement signed. Diam. 57 mm. To be sold without reserve

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

108 1,300 - 2,600 / -

Sold: CHF 1,888


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-15-30-03

Good

Slightly rusted

Alterations

HANDS Period

Notes

This lot was previously sold by Antiquorum, Geneva, on November 14, 2004, lot 319.