Lot 2041
  • 2041

Swiss

Estimate
300,000 - 550,000 HKD
Sold
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Description

  • A GOLD ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET MUSICAL HARP
    CIRCA 1800
  • SEED PEARLS, ENAMEL, GOLD, DIAMONDS
  • height 75 mm
• simulated harp, fitted with lever to activate the tune • the sound chest painted en plein with a trophy of music, pearl-framed chased gold flambeaux on a translucent blue ground, containing the musical movement, wire wound gold strings pegged with pearls, suspended by two gold chains •  brass plate music movement with pin barrel and stacked steel comb

Provenance

Christie's Geneva, Important Automata, Pocket and Wristwatches, 15th November 1989, lot 346

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a two-colour gold key in the form of an Irish Harp and a fitted box.

For a similar Musical harp see Peter Friess, Patek Philippe Museum,The Emergence of the Portable Watch, vol. IV. p. 330 2015

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