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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 10, 2013

LOT 208

LOUIS DUCHENE ET COMPAGNIE PAIR CASE QUARTER REPEATER YELLOW Louis Duchêne et Compagnie, No. 34375, circa 1790. Fine 20K gold and enamel, pearl-set, quarter repeating pair case watch.

C. Double-body, Louis XVI with split-pearl set bezel, the enamel back panel painted with a courting couple beneath a canopy, the inscription: Gage d?Amitié, painted over a blue ground. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals. Gold pierced interlaced hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with conical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock pierced and engraved with the inscription: D. & Co., polished steel end-piece. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant. Signed on the dial, and back plate. DIAM. 55 mm.

USD 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 77,000 - 115,000 / CHF 9,500 - 14,000

Sold: USD 12,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-71-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines

HANDS Original