Lot 451
  • 451

L. VRARD & CO. | YELLOW GOLD HUNTING-CASED QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH ENAMEL SCENE MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKETCIRCA 1880

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10,000 - 20,000 CHF
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20,000 CHF
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Description

  • YELLOW GOLD HUNTING-CASED QUARTER REPEATING WATCH WITH ENAMEL SCENE MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKETCIRCA 1880
Dial: white enamel Calibre: key winding lever, jewelledCase: 18k yellow gold, hinged back and cuvette, with polychrome enamel scenes to front and back coversCase number: 93'588 Dimensions: 53 mmSigned: case numbered, cuvette signed and numberedAccessories: none

Catalogue Note

Vrard & Cie was one of the finest and most renowned watchmaking companies of its time, specialising in trading in the Chinese market. The company, which was established in 1860 under the name Laidrich & Vrard, began operating out of Tsientsin in 1862 and opened a branch in Shanghai soon after. The Shanghai office also represented the Bovet brand. Vrard produced relatively simple watches as well as highly complicated and extravagant pieces; some of the high quality watches had enamel cases made by the most eminent makers of Geneva such as Louis Rosselet, Marc Dufaux, Louis Millenet, Louis Pauthex, and P.A. Champod.

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