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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 8

URN FORM WATCH, GOLD AND ENAMEL

Very fine and rare, form-watch in the shape of an urn; 18K yellow gold and enamel

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1790

Calibre  12’’’, full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock

Material 18K yellow gold and enamel

Dimensions 82 x42.5 mm

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

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

Sold: CHF 9,375


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3**

Good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

 18K yellow gold and enamel, open-face, key-winding, “Directoire” formwatch in the shape of an urn. Case-back painted on enamel on gold by an unidentified Genevan workshop, showing a young man talking to a young lady near a faithful dog-cat, on a royal blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning), in a neoclassical décor of paillons; under the urn’s foot, a secret to open the lid of the watch in order to wind the movement and set the time