Lot 45
  • 45

Tiffany & Co/Husson

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • yellow gold, diamond and enamel
  • diameter 27 mm, overall length 170 mm
• jeweled nickel lever movement • gilt guilloché dial, Arabic numerals, blued steel hands • elaborate bezel with engraved acanthus leaves alternating with translucent green enamel highlighted with diamonds, snap-on case back • integrated bracelet with articulated links with enamel panels of classical muses en grisaille connected by acanthus leaves decorated with emeralds and diamonds • case numbered, case and bracelet signed Husson, dial signed Tiffany & Co


Healy, D. and Proddow, P., American Jewelry: Glamour and Tradition, New York, First Edition, 1987, pp. 29.
Loring, J., Tiffany Timepieces, New York, First Edition, 2004, p. 91.
Price, J., Masterpieces of French Jewelry, Philadelphia, First Edition, 2006, pp. 64.


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it may benefit from a service soon. Dial with some wear to the numerals and a little tarnished. The case and bracelet with scuffs throughout, scratches to the enamel. Bracelet stamped MD.
"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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Catalogue Note

Edouard Husson was recorded working in Paris during the early part of the 20th century. His refined talents as a goldsmith also included work as a chaser, engraver and enameller. He often embellished his work with extraordinary miniaturized plaques of enamel painted with figures en grisailles. His work was favored by Tiffany & Co. as well as Boucheron. He was listed at two addresses in Paris, 42 rue Sainte Anne and later on at 29 rue du 4 Septembre.

For further information about Husson, see Williams H., Enamels of the World, The Khalili Collection.