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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

LOT 401

UNSIGNED WATCH WITH WANDERING AUTOMATA, 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with wandering automata (aperture at 12 o'clock) On the dial, the scene painted on enamel on copper shows, on the right, a dromedary sitting.

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1800

Case No. 1 317

Caliber Stamped "L V", 22'' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 57 mm.

HKD 80,000 - 96,000

CHF 10,000 - 12,000 / USD 10,300 - 12,300


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Prestige hallmarks British hallmarks were sometimes faked or imitated, especially in the 18th and early 19th centuries when English watchmaking enjoyed a reputation as the finest there was. Marks looking like British hallmarks were out into watchcases to lead people to think that a watch was of English make. Sometimes pseudo ''hallmarks'', marks that were meant to look somewhat like hallmarks without trying to be out-and-out fake hallmarks, were stamped in order to make a case look more impressive.