229

Details & Cataloguing

Important Watches

|
Geneva

Fernand Paillet
A PLATINUM DIAMOND & PEARL SET ENAMEL SAUTOIR PENDANT WATCH CIRCA 1910
Dial: with small Arabic hour ring on an hexagonal blue, white and cream painted miniature neoclassical scene 
Calibre:
manual winding
Case: 
platinum, diamond and pearl-set, snap-on back
Case number: 
4245
Dimensions:
33 x 40mm
Signed:
case numbered, dial signed Paillet
Accessories: 
platinum, enamel and diamond-set chain
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

The present timepiece is a very rare and nicely crafted pendant watch designed by Ferdinand Paillet. Finished with double sided enamel panels and signed on the exterior of the case by the artist, the enamel scenes are carefully hand painted to display different hues of blues and greens portraying a neoclassical scene of angels and putti playing music and sitting by one another in a heavenly scene. On the reverse side, the dial also displays intricate enamelling of two women with bow and arrow on either side of the dial to reveal the time in the centre. The timepiece is further enhanced by pearls, very reminiscent of Paillet's work.

Fernand Paillet (1840-1918), a pupil of Carrier-Belleuse, was a renowned enamellist, mastering the fine art of painted enamel miniatures on enamel and porcelain. Paillet's  craftsmanship allowed him to create works of art which would set the foundation for some of the earliest creative designs transitioning into the Art Nouveau style. 

Important Watches

|
Geneva