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Harry Emanuel
A RARE GOLD, ENAMEL, TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND-SET OPEN FACED WATCH WITH MONOCHROMATIC PAINTED DIAL DEPICTING SATAN AND SATANIC EMBLEMS CIRCA 1850, NO. 5001
Movement: gilded ¾ plate lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance • signed Harry Emanuel, Hanover Square, London, 5001
Dial: white enamel, monochrome painting depicting Satan in top hat to the centre and the hour markers depicting demons, blued steel hands in the form of devil’s tail and trident
Case: gold, the back centred with diamond-set W H monogram with black enamel and decorative scrolls, set with triangular shaped turquoise, maker’s mark AS for Alfred Stram
diameter 36.5mm
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Provenance

Time Museum, Rockford Illinois

Sotheby's New York, Fine Watches from the Atwood Collection, 11 December 1986, lot 315

Catalogue Note

The present lot depicts multiple satanic motifs, where the maker has replaced the numerals with figures often associated with death and the Devil. Seen on the present lot are symbols of a vulture, bat, a cauldron, a monkey, a satyr, and a witch, along with depictions of satanic rituals. The pieces surround a central figure in a top hat with a devil's tail and pitchfork, which serve as the hands to tell time.

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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