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The Art Of Vacheron Constantin

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

LOT 8

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 24252, completed in 1825. Fine 18 ct. gold and enamel gem-set bangle with inset watch.

C. Articulated gem-set gold filigree elements with gem-set black enamelled panels with champleve flowers quivers and lyres, the rectangular cover with scalloped edges, decorated "en suite" with flowers, trophies and cornucopias, centred with a fine rectangular painted representation of " Psyché and Cupid" D. Gold engine-turned with Roman mimerais on a polished chapter. Gold "spade" bands. M. 13"' Hinged gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with polished steel endpiece. Signed on the back plate. In good condition. Diam. of the dial: 29 mm., greatest width of the bracelet: 58 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 40,000

Sold: CHF 29,900



Notes

Psyché Young girl of great beauty, she was loved by Eros. One night, she lit a lamp, disobeying the God who had forbidden her to see her own face. Eros left her and she found him again after a long series of adventures. The Myth of Psyché bas then represented the destiny of the Fallen Soul, which, after purifying trials, unites forever with heavenly love.