The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 390

Veigneur Frères, No. 15244, circa 1810.Fine 18 ct. gold and enamel pearl-set, concealed dial form watch in the shape of a basket.

CHF 4,000 - 5,000

USD 2,500 - 3,000

Sold: CHF 3,680

C. Two-body, 'fermée' type, spring-loaded top cover revealing the dial, the top with a lattice work pattern in green and blue champlevé enamel, a translucent scarlet rosette around the pendant over flinqué ground, the basket, similarly decorated with three translucent scarlet enamel cartouches centred by two 'flambeaux' hearts shot by a Cupid's arrow, half-pearl set base. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions, Arabic 15 minute numerals. Gold 'lozenge' hands. M. 19.5 mm o, hined, gilt brass full plate, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, flat balance spring, continental cock pierced and engraved, rack and pinion regulator with silver plate.Signed on dial and movement.Diam. 25 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, pages 454-455. 401.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 4 - 22
Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01


Veigneur (Frères)For a biography, see lot 108