Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 148

Large mandolin form-watch; gilded metal and enamel

CHF 500 - 1,000

EUR 500 - 950 / USD 550 - 1,100 / HKD 4,200 - 8,400


Sold: CHF 1,125

Gilded metal and enamel, keyless-winding, large form-watch in the shape of a mandolin with concealed dial; the polychrome enamel panels made by a Viennese workshop represent bucolic scenes in the manner of Watteau, Boucher or Fragonard, painters of the “fêtes galantes”.

White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals, yellow gold “Spade” hands.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Unsigned, Vienna (Austria)

Year circa 1860-1880

Movement No. unnumbered (signed “Narnam e Noon / Burton 82”)

Case No. unnumbered

Material gilded metal and enamel

Caliber 14’’’, gilded brass, fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (polished steel) and blued steel flat hairspring

Height 129.1 mm. (when is close)

Width 56.3 mm. (when is close)

Thickness 28.9 mm. (when is close)


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.