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Geneva, Hotel Du Rhone, April 02, 2006

LOT 416

“Gage de Mon Amitié” Lépine à Paris, No. 857, circa 1765. Very fine and rare 20K gold-mounted agate pair-cased watch with contemporary châtelaine, scent compartment, and unusual seal and key.

C. Outer: two-body, made of gold-mounted striated agate. Inner: two-body, “Louis XV”, polished. Châtelaine: of four links in gold-mounted gray striated agate, gilt brass spoon, four chains for seal and key with “blackamoor” handles, tambourine charm, and striated agate scent compartment with white enamel edge and the words “GAGE DE MON AMITIE” (slightly chipped). D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute dot divisions with five-minute Arabic markers, winding aperture at 2 o’clock. Gold “Louis XV” hands. M. 23 mm, frosted gilt full-plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement brass balance with flat balance spring, continental cock. Signed on the movement. Diam. 29 mm, length with châtelaine 140 mm. To be sold without reserve

C. Outer: two-body, made of gold-mounted striated agate. Inner: two-body, “Louis XV”, polished. Châtelaine: of four links in gold-mounted gray striated agate, gilt brass spoon, four chains for seal and key with “blackamoor” handles, tambourine charm, and striated agate scent compartment with white enamel edge and the words “GAGE DE MON AMITIE” (slightly chipped).
D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute dot divisions with five-minute Arabic markers, winding aperture at 2 o’clock. Gold “Louis XV” hands.
M. 23 mm, frosted gilt full-plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement brass balance with flat balance spring, continental cock. Signed on the movement. Diam. 29 mm, length with châtelaine 140 mm. To be sold without reserve

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

108 6,500 - 10,000 / -

Sold: CHF 21,240


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-14-15-01

Good

Damaged

Slightly rusted

HANDS Original