Lot 36
  • 36

Tiffany & Co. and Marcus & Co.

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • yellow gold and enamel
  • diameter 29 mm
• jeweled nickel lever movement • gold cuvette • black enamel dial, white Arabic numerals, gold hands • elaborate case with applied Egyptian motifs of snakes and birds decorated with blue, green and white enamel, centered by a cabochon sapphire and two diamonds on cobra's heads • dial and movement signed Tiffany & Co • similarly decorated brooch signed M & Co. attached via the snake-form bow


Healy, D. and Proddow, P., American Jewelry: Glamour and Tradition, New York, First Edition, 1987, pp. 60.


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it may benefit from a service soon. There is a small chip to the dial by the hands. The case with some small indentations to the bow but overall in good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

Egypt's influence on the West goes back as far as ancient Roman times. Although this influence never disappeared completely, it rose to a peak after certain historical events such as Napoleon's campaign in Egypt at the end of the 18th century and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Events such as these allowed for a deeper, often first-hand knowledge of Egyptian culture and mythology and a wider availability of design sources both direct and indirect.