Lot 428
  • 428


25,000 - 35,000 GBP
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  • 65.5cm. 25¾in high
3½-inch silvered dial signed Thomire et Cie A Paris, the movement with anchor escapement and silk suspension, outside count wheel striking on a bell, signed on the backplate Viel aine, the case applied with finely cast and chased caryatid, mask, shell, foliate and fruit mounts with matte and burnished gilding 


Dial and hands in good condition with a few marks and scratches. Movement is complete but would benefit from a clean and service. The case in generally very god condition throughout and retaining the original gilding, some old minor scuffs, marks and verdigris and would benefit from a light and sympathetic clean. With a pendulum but no winder.
"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."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Pierre-Philippe Thomire founded the firm of Thomire et Cie and became one of the most important French bronziers of the late 18th and early 19th Century. He retired in 1832 and died in 1843 although his firm continued until 1850.