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GEM SET AND DIAMOND DESK CLOCK, ASPREY

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 10,000 CHF

GEM SET AND DIAMOND DESK CLOCK, ASPREY

GEM SET AND DIAMOND DESK CLOCK, ASPREY

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 10,000 CHF

Lot sold:

27,500

CHF

GEM SET AND DIAMOND DESK CLOCK, ASPREY


The circular faceted rock crystal dial within a surmount designed as a gold falcon applied with mother-of-pearl, the collar embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds, and the eyes enhanced with cabochon rubies, the bezel set with calibré-cut rubies, further embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds and mother-of-pearl on a silver-gilt base, measuring approximately 220 x 150 x 90mm, signed Asprey, numbered, French export mark for gold and maker's marks.



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Please note we do not guarantee watch movements. Cal. 222, manual winding movement, possibly made by LeCoultre, jewelled, in running condition at time of cataloguing. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its time keeping and therefore a service should be carried out in the near future at the buyer's expense.


Signed ASPREY, numbered 8842, maker's mark, French export mark for 18 carat gold, the metal around the dial has been tested to be 18 carat gold, the base is gold plated with 18 carat gold. Mother-of-pearl in good condition. Rubies purplish-red, with typical inclusions visible under x10 magnification, nicks. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 4.50 - 5.20 carats, on average J-K colour, VS-SI clarity, as gauged and graded in yellow mount. Scratches and evidence of tarnish on the base consistent with age. Total gross weight over 2 kilos.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee, and are not responsible for, any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the lot. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the relevant section the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).