Lot 4250: Pocket watch: rare rococo gold/enamel verge watch with corresponding chatelaine, Berthoud Paris, ca. 1770 (NO LIVE FEE)
05 November 2016
Hamburg, Hamburg, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Ca. Ø 46 mm, very rare prime quality case, full of enamel, 18 K gold mountings, face with enamel painting, surrounded by different miniature scenes, landscapes scenes with horses, houses, towers; also enamel painting on back, two gentlemen with a lady, enamel painting inside, fishermen and lake scene, finest enamel painting, signed, fire-gilt verge movement, original enamel dial with very fine craquelling and small professional restoration near winding shaft, original hands, in working order, prime quality case full of enamel in original condition, corresponding fire-gilt chatelaine with 4 enamel cartouches also with the finest enamel painting, chatelaine partly damaged and restored. A comparable watch was sold in Geneva auction for more than 30,000 SwissFrancs (http://www.antiquorum.com/catalog/lots/lot-140-423?browse_all=1&page=6&q=enamel+verge+chatelaine+gold).
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