Lot 17
  • 17

Swiss

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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Description

  • A CHINOISERIE ENAMEL, JADE AND MOTHER OF PEARL MINUTE REPEATING DESK TIMEPIECE
    CIRCA 1890
  • height 9 cm
• platform escapement, repeating with two hammers on a coil • painted mother-of-pearl dial with lakeside scene of two tropical birds perched upon a tree, serpentine hands overlaid with brown and green enamel to resemble branches • the silver case with green enamel framed in black on each panel, painted chapter ring to bezel with stylized numerals, repeating and shutters activated by depressing pusher, the panels enhanced by painted Chinoiserie scenes of pagodas and fishermen, fanciful dragons and a bird, with Chinese characters, base composed of carved shaped jade • movement signed Geneva Watch Co. • key and fitted box
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