A collection of Watch Holders

Geneva, May 14, 2001

LOT 49

German, 18th century.Carved and polychrome painted wood watch holder, representing a large, black bird attacking a dying man, tied to a tree by his hands and feet. The scene is taken from Greek mythology: Prometheus, a Titan who stole fire from Olympus to give to mankind, was chained to a rock in punishment, where an eagle tore at his liver until Hercules freed him. The watch holder is mounted on a shaped base.

CHF 500 - 600

Sold: CHF 1,323

H. 33,5 cm. W. 29 cm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3 - 18