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Uhrenfabrik-Union, Glashütte in Sachsen
A LADY’S GOLD AND ENAMEL HUNTING CASED WATCH WITH PROF. GRAFF CASE  CIRCA 1900, NO. 55175                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Estimate
3,5004,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Uhrenfabrik-Union, Glashütte in Sachsen
A LADY’S GOLD AND ENAMEL HUNTING CASED WATCH WITH PROF. GRAFF CASE  CIRCA 1900, NO. 55175                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Estimate
3,5004,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Uhrenfabrik-Union, Glashütte in Sachsen
A LADY’S GOLD AND ENAMEL HUNTING CASED WATCH WITH PROF. GRAFF CASE  CIRCA 1900, NO. 55175                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
• Movement: 2nd quality, gilded three-quarter plate, gold lever, bi-metallic compensation balance, signed and numbered Uhrenfabrik Union, Glashutte, No. 55175
• Dial: white enamel, double sunk, Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds at 6 o 'clock, signed  Uhrenfabrik Union, Glashutte in Sachsen
• Case: small engine turned and highly engraved Louis XV style case chased on both sides with decoration in the style of Prof. Graff  and with niello inlaygold cuvette, case with German gold marks and signed Uhrenfabrik Union, Glashutte, Bei Dresden 
diameter 37mm
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Catalogue Note

Uhrenfabrik Union was founded on 1 January 1893 by the Dresden wholesaler Johannes Dürrstein and the 'Union ' trademark quickly became one of Germany's leading manufacturers of the highest grade watches, which included among others a small series of complicated timepieces such as pocket chronometers, tourbillons, perpetual calendar, repeating and striking watches. 

The Dresden school of applied arts produced a huge array of decorative designs for watches under the privy-councillor Professor Carl Ludwig Theodor Graff. The themes were very often architectural but also might have included themes from illustrated  manuscripts such as cornucopia, leaves and scrolls. Minerva's head is also engraved to the central cartouche on this example..

For similar examples of Professor Graff watches, see Reinhard Meis, The Watchmakers of Dresden, PP. 204-205

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