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Piguet & Meylan
A FINE AND RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL PEARL-SET BUTTERFLY-FORM MUSICAL SNUFF BOX WITH WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET, CASE PROBABLY BY GEORGES REYMOND CIRCA 1820
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 134,500 USD
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Piguet & Meylan
A FINE AND RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL PEARL-SET BUTTERFLY-FORM MUSICAL SNUFF BOX WITH WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET, CASE PROBABLY BY GEORGES REYMOND CIRCA 1820
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 134,500 USD
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Piguet & Meylan
A FINE AND RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL PEARL-SET BUTTERFLY-FORM MUSICAL SNUFF BOX WITH WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET, CASE PROBABLY BY GEORGES REYMOND CIRCA 1820
• the music stamped PM playing on sur plateau movement, the music work conforming to the box shape, playing on demand by means of a lever fitted into a side panel • the box formed as a butterfly, its hinged wings vibrantly polychrome enameled with restoration throughout to simulate the wings in tones of sea green, plum and lavender, with powder blue champlevé enamel to simulate the antennae, the wings with possibly later gold pearl-set appliqué flanking the realistically engraved thorax, one wing concealing the watch and the other a snuff compartment • the watch with gold engine-turned dial with Arabic numerals enameled on white cartouches, with regulator below 6 o'clock • the edges decorated with black champlevé enamel scallop motif, the sides and base decorated with opaque powder blue enamel with restoration and loss, the sides spaced by champlevé enamel foliate motif, the base further framed within a border of champlevé enamel leafage heightened by turquoise, black and white enamel • box stamp GR (?)
width 72 mm
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Catalogue Note

For a note on Piguet & Meylan, see the previous lot.

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