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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 271

Bourbon Restauration period watch-holder with animated fountain; ormolu and patinated bronze

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

EUR 900 - 1,800 / USD 1,060 - 2,120 / HKD 8,250 - 16,500

Sold: CHF 1,250

Ormolu and patinated bronze, Bourbon Restauration period, watch-holder, with key-winding animated fountain.

The base incorporates a clockwork mechanism that activates the flow of water into the fountain, through the lever located on the right side of the cabinet base.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-7-8



Slightly scratched

Movement: 3 *

Brand Unsigned, probably France

Year circa 1830-1850

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 874

Material ormolu and patinated bronze

Height 250 mm.

Width 83 mm.

Thickness 119 mm.

Weight 1 220 gr. (approx.)


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