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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 24

“FEATHERED HAT”, GOLD, PEARLS AND DIAMONDS

Fine and unusual, decorative “Revival” pendant-watch with its chatelaine; 18K yellow gold, enamel and diamond-set.

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1870

Movement No.  25 775

Calibre  9’’’, rhodium-plated, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Material 18K yellow gold, enamel and diamond-set

Dimensions 47.2 x 31.2 mm

Accessories 18K yellow gold, enamel and diamond-set matching chatelaine decorated en suite

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

HKD 40,000 - 56,000 / USD 5,000 - 7,000

Sold: CHF 7,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

 18K yellow gold, enamel and diamond-set, open-face, keyless-winding, heart-shaped, pendant-watch. Case-back decorated in the “Revival” Renaissance style, with Limoges-style enamel panels set inside diamond-set frames, showing, on the watch, a young woman wearing a feathered hat, in bust, in profile looking to the left, and, on the chatelaine, a goddess in armor, in bust, in profile looking to the left; the case is made of cloisonné enamel imitating filigree work. The case of this watch is made in techniques of rarely used decorations. This kind of case is most likely made in France by a Parisian jeweller or goldsmith at a time when young creators – like Alphone Fouquet (1828-1911), Frédéric Boucheron (1830-1902), etc. –, were enjoying great success with their “revival” designs, often incorporating fantastical and mythological creatures.