The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 155

George Washington.Jacob Fogle, Milledgeville, Georgia, No. 15474, casemaker's mark H.W.O., circa 1830.Very fine and rare 18 ct. gold pair-cased watch with stop feature, with a portrait of George Washington, accompanied by a large swivel key with Washington's bust.

CHF 16,000 - 20,000

USD 9,500 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 36,800

C. Outer : two-body, 'bassine', the back engraved in taille douce with a bust of George Washington (1732-1799) on an engine-turned ground, the bezels and pendant chased with foliage and flowers. Inner: two-body, 'bassine', polished, gilded dust cap.Key. Oval rock crystal with intaglio bust of Washington and stars, mounted in a gold round-wire frame decorated with an applied vari-coloured gold flower wreath, hinged into a frame designed as two cornucopia joined at the top, to which a ring is attached, having a barrel and a suspension chain at the other end. All decorated in a manner matching the frame. D. Vari-coloured gold, applied polished gold Roman chapters on engine-turned chapter ring, outer minute dot divisions, the border with applid foliage, subsidiary sunk seconds. Blued-steel fleur de lis hands. M. 40.8 mm o, hinged, gilt brass full plate with column pillars, fusee and chain with Harrison's maintaining power, 16 jewels, lateral lever escapement with the lift on the pallets, plain three-arm gold balance, flat balance spring, narrow one-footed cock engraved with a flower basket, diamond endstone, lever at 5 o'clock for stopping the watch.Signed on the back plate.Diam. 51. Published in the Sandberg book, page 208-209.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01


The term intaglio indicates a design carved into or beneath the surface of stone or hard metal.George Washington (1732-1799).American military leader and the first President of the United States (1789-1797). Commander of the American forces in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), he presided over the Second Constitutional Convention (1787) and was elected President of the fledgling country (1789). He shunned partisan politics and in his farewell address (1796) warned against foreign involvement. Probably the most celebrated American hero. Although his portraits are represented in all kinds of art forms, no other watch ky with his bust is known.