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Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Hefsen à Paris
A GOLD AND ENAMEL VERGE WATCH WITH SHORT CHATELAINE CIRCA 1795
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, flat three-arm brass balance, decoratively pierced balance bridge engraved with scrolling foliage, silver regulation plate, turned pillars, fusee and chain, gilt-metal dust ring, signed Hefsen à Paris
Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, outer minute ring with Arabic five minute divisions, gilded hands, signed Hefsen à Paris
Case: gold, the back with translucent blue guilloché enamel ground above which a polychrome enamel painted landscape scene depicting a gentleman on horseback with a maiden at its feet, a classical temple on a hill in the distance, split-pearl-set bezels, pendant with maker's mark N & H and numbered 68
Chatelaine: gold, oval panel of translucent blue guilloché enamel with polychrome enamel painted scene depicting a maiden before an altar of love with a pair of birds circling, the panel bordered by split pearls, pendant chains with oval panels of opaque white and translucent blue enamel, one terminating in a key set with a translucent blue guilloché enamel panel bordered by white opaque enamel, maker's mark to pendant hook 'R' beneath a crown
diameter 54mm, length including chatelaine 150mm
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Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Geneva