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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 143

L?epine Gold, Enamel, Ruby & Pearl Pendant Watch & Chatelaine L?epine a Paris. made circa 1770. fine and rare, 20K gold, enamel, ruby and pearl-set pendant watch with a gilded brass chatelaine with hardstone-set keys and seals.

C. Two-body, Louis XV, chased bezel and border with a repeated beaded pattern, the back decorated with a band of translucent green guilloche enamel, central ruby and pearl-set rosette with beaded border, outer leaf border set with rubies and pearls. Chatelaine decorated with pastoral trophies and pierced foliage. D. White enamel with radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track and Arabic five minute numerals. Pierced gold hands. M. 33 mm., frosted gilt, full plate, conical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement with three arm brass balance and flat balance spring, micrometric potence adjustment, continental pierced foliate balance cock with steel endplate, silver regulator dial. Dial and movement signed. Diam. 42 mm.

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

USD 4,500 - 6,500 / EUR 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 4,625


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-78

Very good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Missing pearl(s)/stone(s)

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original