Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 203

"A NOSTRO SANGUINE CAESARES" To the Allied Coat of Arms of a french member of the Valori-Rustichelli Family originaly from Toscana. Swiss. made circa 1790. Fine, gold and enamel pocket watch with a very fine multicolored gold, enamel, and pearl-set chatelaine in the form of the coat arms with gold and enamel seal and key.

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 48,000 - 64,000 / USD 6,000 - 8,000


Sold: CHF 5,750

Two-body, Directoire, the back enameled with a scene of cherubs seating on clouds, outer border black enamel decoration,polished bezel. CHATELAINE extremely finely chased with varicolored scrolls and articulated flower swags, black onix,enamel and pearls seal fob, matching key. Painted enamel coat of arms,surmounted by a coronet. Enamelled engraving '' A NOSTRO SANGUINE CAESARES'' forming a decorative coat of arms Gold with Roman numerals, outer dot minute divisions.Steel Breguet hands. 23 mm., matte gilt, full plate, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement with micrometric potence adjustment, brass balance, flat balance spring, continental cock with polished steel endplate, silvered regulation dial.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


DIAM. 29 mm. "A NOSTRO SANGUINE CAESARES" [dal nostro sangue i Cesari] is the motto of the Valori House, one of the oldest and most illustrious of the Republic of Florence, family originally native of Rome. This chatelaine was probably made for the marriage of one of the princes of Valori-Rustichelli, who members were active in France and Toscana in the 19th century, notably Charles-Ferdinand- Louis Valori-Rustichelli d'Estilly (1820-1883), poet and art connoisseur, or his son Taldo-Anne-Zosime-Claude de Valori-Rustichelli (1852-1891), French military, or his brother, Henri-Francois de Valori-Rustichelli de Montglat (1831-1898), French musician and writer. To be sold without reserve