Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 386


HKD 200,000 - 240,000

CHF 24,850 - 29,850 / USD 25,000 - 30,000

Platinum, diamonds and Wedgwood porcelain, keyless-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped, Pre-Art Deco lady’s pendant-watch, with screwed case-back ornamented with a “Wedgwood blue” and white porcelain panel showing an allegory of Music.

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Grading System
Case: 3-6


Slightly oxidized

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Year Circa 1913

Movement No. 174 207

Calibre  5 ¾ ’’’ x 10’’’ (13 x 22.5 mm.), eight adjustments

Case No. 174 207

Dimensions 42.4 x 21.9 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archivies


The Extract from the Archives, dated September 23, 2019, mentioned that this watch was sold on September 16, 1921. Wedgwood First incorporated in 1895 as “Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd.” is a fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories manufacturer that was founded on May 1st, 1759, by Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), English potter and entrepreneur. It was rapidly successful and was soon one of the largest manufacturers of the Staffordshire Potteries, “a firm that has done more to spread the knowledge and enhance the reputation of British ceramic art than any other manufacturer”, exporting across Europe as far as Russia and to the Americas. It was especially successful at producing fine earthenware and stoneware that were accepted as equivalent in quality to porcelain (which Wedgwood only made later) but were considerably cheaper. Wedgwood is especially associated with the “dry-bodied” (unglazed) stoneware Jasperware in contrasting colours, and in particular that in “Wedgwood blue” and white, always much the most popular colours, though there are several others. Jasperware has been made continuously by the firm since 1775, and also much imitated. In the 18th century, however, it was table china in the refined earthenware creamware that represented most of the sales and profits. In the later 19th century it returned to being a leader in design and technical innovation, as well as continuing to make many of the older styles. Despite increasing local competition in its export markets, the business continued to flourish in the 19th and early 20th centuries, remaining in the hands of the Wedgwood family, but after World War II it began to contract, along with the rest of the English pottery industry. After buying a number of other Staffordshire ceramics companies, in 1987 Wedgwood merged with Waterford Crystal to create Waterford Wedgwood plc, an Ireland-based luxury brands group. After a 2009 purchase by KPS Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, the group became known as WWRD Holding Ltd., an acronym for “Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton”. This was acquired in July 2015 by Fiskars, a Finnish consumer goods company.