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A. Lange & Söhne, Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation, Glashütte
A GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH  DECORATION AFTER PROFESSOR GRAFF CIRCA 1899, NO. 37873
Estimate
6,0008,500
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A. Lange & Söhne, Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation, Glashütte
A GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH  DECORATION AFTER PROFESSOR GRAFF CIRCA 1899, NO. 37873
Estimate
6,0008,500
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A. Lange & Söhne, Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation, Glashütte
A GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH  DECORATION AFTER PROFESSOR GRAFF CIRCA 1899, NO. 37873
Movement: 2nd quality, 19''' cal. 43 gilded, lever escapement, 15 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulation, movement signed and numbered Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation Glashütte, 37873, glazed cuvette
Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, outer minute ring, gold filigree hands, signed A. Lange & Söhne, Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation, Glashütte
Case: 14ct gold, highly decorated Louis XV-style, chased and engraved on both sides with decoration after Professor Graff, the front centred with a blank cartouche, the back centred with a Roman head in profile, each of the central cartouches surrounded by baskets of fruit, a pair of doves above and a heart beneath, bezels and chased band engraved with flowers and foliage, signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte 

diameter 53mm
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a certificate of origin from the Museum of Glashütte which confirms date of sale on 3rd July 1899 to Paul Thimig, Dresden. The "Lucia" case with design by Prof. Graff.

When Emil Lange took over the family firm when his brother retired in 1887, he favoured more ornately decorated cases to that of his brother. The demand for luxurious cases had increased under the prosperous reign of Kaiser Wilhelm and so we see more heavily decorated cases, even in smaller timepieces, such as the present lot. 

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