Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Hong Kong, Hotel Furama Kempinski, Jun 09, 1997

LOT 426

Unsigned, the enamel by Richter, Swiss, made for the Chinese Market, circa 1815. "The children and the bunny rabbit" Rare and magnificent 18K gold and enamel pearl-set centre seconds watch designed as an urn.

HKD 540,000 - 700,000

USD 70,000 - 90,000

Sold: HKD 614,000

C. Three body, designed as an urn, the band, rim of the back and shaped foot with blue, black and white champleve enamelled decoration, the back with a very fine painted scene featuring a lady in a park with her two children, against a blue translucent enamel over engine-turning (slightly restored), the front cover with split-pearl set border and bezel, painted enamel scene above the dial, depicting three children watching a bunny rabbit in a countryside; the base fitted with a seal. Gold rectangular hinged cuvettes with canted corners, blue and gilt champleve enamelled decoration. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute and seconds ring. Gold hands. M. Rectangular gilt brass with canted corners, the plates engraved with a mask and foliage, going barrel, cylinder escapements, plain brass threearm balance, flat balance springs with regulators. In very good condition. Dim. 119 mm. high.

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