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The Art of Horology in Geneva

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, November 13, 1999

LOT 8

Case enamelled by Les Frères Huaud, movement by Gaudron à Paris, circa 1690.Fine and rare gilt brass single hand Louis XIV oignon with central winding and enamel cock.

C. Double body gilt brass "oignon", entirely enamelled, the back with a painted scene, depicting a Pietà. The bezel and border of the back, each with four landscape vignettes, interspersed with sepia and yellow panels decorated with ribbon scrolls, signed at 6 o'clock in a cartouche: Les Frères Huaud. D. Gilt brass with Roman numerals on enamel cartouches. Blued steel single hand. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with Egyptian pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balnce, short flat balance spring, fine gilt brass Louis XIV cock set with a enamel panel painted with The Virgin and Child.Signed Gaudron on the back plate.Diam. 57 mm.

D. Gilt brass with Roman numerals on enamel cartouches. Blued steel single hand.
M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with Egyptian pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balnce, short flat balance spring, fine gilt brass Louis XIV cock set with a enamel panel painted with The Virgin and Child.Signed Gaudron on the back plate.Diam. 57 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 35,000


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 3 - 17
Movement: * 3
Dial: 3 - 22 - 04

Notes

Jean Pierre and Ami HuaudSons of Pierre Huaud I, partners from 1682 to 1688. They were appointed painters to the Court of Prussia in 1686, and went to Berlin. In 1686 they signed Les deux frères Huaut Les Jeunes; after 1686 Les Frères Huaud or Les deux frères Huaud with the addition of peintres de son A. E. à Berlin or p.d. V. A. fct à Berlin. They returned to Geneva in 1700 and after that date their signature appeared as Les frères Huaut or Les deux frères Huaut or Peter et Amicus Huaut, they also signed Fratres HuaultThe name is spelt Huaud or Huaut and sometimes Huault.Among their most well-known works are: Diana and Actaeon, The Judgment of Paris, The Holy Family, St. John the Baptist, The Nativity, The Adoration of the Shepherds. Cases painted on copper by the Huaud family are more rarely found than those on gold, which is surprising considering the price of the latter. On copper, the colours are softer and the quality is better than that of many of the others painted on gold.