The Art of Horology in Geneva

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1999

LOT 65

Geneva, circa 1780.Very fine and rare 20K varicoloured gold ovalsnuffbox with carillon.

CHF 150,000 - 180,000

Sold: CHF 94,360

C. Three body, oval, with hinged cover and base, entirely decorated with three-coloured gold garlands of flowers and leaves, balustrades and further decoration over hatched ground, the band cover and base with urns of flowers, and symbols of Love and Fidelity. The base, pierced for the sound, discloses the mechanism. M. Gilt brass, shaped, fully skeletonized with fusee and chain, pinned barrel and fly regulator, playing on six bell with six hammers.Dim. 95 x 55 x 40 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: * 4 - 5


Movements of this type with six hammers and six bells are extremely rare, musical movements being usually fitted with five bells and five hammers only,