Lot 89
  • 89

Black Starr & Frost and Pierre Gravoin

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 USD
Sold
377,000 USD
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Description

  • AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE ROCK CRYSTAL, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, HARDSTONE AND GEM-SET DESK TIMEPIECE<br />CIRCA 1930
• rectangular nickel lever movement, 17 jewels • dial composed of central H-form section of inlaid mother-of-pearl depicting a flowering vine, the sides, top and back of that portion engraved with concentric circles to compose a cloud pattern, the chapter ring engraved upon the rock crystal frame, the Arabic numerals spaced by etched geometric motif, diamond-set hands • the whole surmounted upon molded and pierced glass hippocampi, their eyes composed of emerald cabochons, all atop an agate base • case signed Black Starr & Frost, further stamped PG for Pierre Gravoin
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