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A RARE AND UNUSUAL 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL BALL-SHAPED DESK TIMEPIECE WITH 18K YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL, EMERALD AND NEPHRITE STAND CIRCA 1926 NO 1509
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 79,250 GBP
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A RARE AND UNUSUAL 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL BALL-SHAPED DESK TIMEPIECE WITH 18K YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL, EMERALD AND NEPHRITE STAND CIRCA 1926 NO 1509
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 79,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A RARE AND UNUSUAL 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL BALL-SHAPED DESK TIMEPIECE WITH 18K YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL, EMERALD AND NEPHRITE STAND CIRCA 1926 NO 1509
• manual winding movement signed European Watch & Clock Co, 15 jewels, wound by turning the bezel clockwise • silvered guilloché dial, Roman numerals, gilt engraved arrow hands, the hands set by depressing the button to the case back which pushes the bezel forward and then turning the bezel • case with black enamel random dispersing pattern • carved geometric nephrite stand with four gold and enamel cobra head holders with emerald eyes • case, dial and movement signedcase back with London import marks for 1926 • fitted presentation case
diameter 56.5 mm, overall height 79 mm
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Catalogue Note

Similar ball-shaped desk timepieces on stands are illustrated in Barracca, J, Le Temps de Cartier, p171 & 188. These examples have quite straight forward stands whereas the present model possesses a considerably more dramatic look with the four realistically formed cobra heads. This could be inspired by the discovery of Tutankharmun's tomb in 1922.

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