The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 89

A Beautiful LadyUnsigned, Swiss, circa 1890.Fine 18 ct. gold and enamel, pearl- and diamond-set hunting-cased, keyless, quarter repeating lady's pendant watch, made for Chinese market.

CHF 3,000 - 4,000

USD 1,800 - 2,500

Sold: CHF 6,325

C. Four-body, 'Empire', spring-loaded front cover with a painted on enamel portrait of a lady wearing a pearl necklace and a blue hair ribbon set with diamonds, against scarlet translucent enamel over engine-turning, back cover painted with flowers, against the same ground, bezels set with half pearls, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, Roman chapters, outer minute ring, subsidiary sunk seconds dial. Blued-steel 'spade' hands. M. 13''', gilt brass, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, ct bimetallic compensation balance, blued-steel Breguet balance spring, repeating on gongs by a slide on the band, hands lever-set.Diam. 36 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, page 348-349.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3 - 8
Movement: 3 - 5 - 6*
Dial: 3 - 01


Similar painted on enamel scenes are published in 'La Montre Chinoise', Alfred Chapuis, p. 249.