Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Oct 08, 2017

LOT 194

UNSIGNED, SWISS "SLEEPING VENUS" MUSICAL BOX ENAMEL AND PEARL A very fine and rare 18K gold, enamel, diamond and pearl-set musical box playing two tunes. The front with start/stop button and slide for the choice of tune.

HKD 150,000 - 240,000

CHF 15,000 - 30,000 / USD 15,500 - 31,000

Sold: HKD 187,500

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Brand Unsigned

Year Made in the early 1800s

Dimensions 8.5 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm.

Accessories Fitted box and winding-key


Unsigned, hallmark "H.N" on inside case In good condition. The enamel painting on the present lot was inspired by the Sleeping Venus, also known as the Dresden Venus, attributed to the Italian Renaissance painter Giorgione. The painting depicts the Roman goddess Venus sleeping naked. It has long been usually thought that Titian completed it after Giorgione's death in 1510. The original painting is now in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.