Lot 4
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JEHAN CREMSDORFF, PARIS | A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND MAGNIFICENT GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET VERGE WATCHCIRCA 1650

Estimate
700,000 - 1,000,000 GBP
Sold
2,175,000 GBP
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Description

  • A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND MAGNIFICENT GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET VERGE WATCHCIRCA 1650
• Movement: gilt full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved screwed-on balance cock, blued steel ratchet-wheel set-up and locking spring with pierced cock of similar pattern, baluster pillars, fusee and chain, signed Jehan Cremsdorff, Paris• Dial: white enamel chapter ring, Roman numerals, half-hour divisions set with diamonds, the turquoise centre depicting Temperance represented as a maiden pouring wine into a tazza, figurative scenes to the border, polished steel diamond-set hand • Case: enamelled in the manner of the Paris school combining techniques of champlevé, en relief and peinture en camaieu, the hinged cover decorated with black and white flowers in high relief against a pale turquoise background, highlighted with chased gold detail and set with diamonds, baguette diamond-set star pattern with diamond-set band and hinge, the band of the case decorated with flowers in a similar manner to the cover, the back cover encrusted with black and white flowers of asymmetric design in high relief, deeply chased gold pistils, ribbon-form enamel and diamond-set pendent, the case and dial depicting the Cardinal Virtues, inside of the cover painted en camaieu against a pale turquoise ground depicting Charity as a mother surrounded by three children, interior of the back showing Hope as a young woman standing beside an anchor Accompanied by an original steel, gold, enamel, and diamond-set crank key
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