A Russian Imperial presentation jewelled platinum and gold pendant watch, Moser & Co., St. Petersburg, 1908-1917
A Russian Imperial presentation jewelled platinum and gold pendant watch, Moser & Co., St. Petersburg, 1908-1917
A Russian Imperial presentation jewelled platinum and gold pendant watch, Moser & Co., St. Petersburg, 1908-1917
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A Russian Imperial presentation jewelled platinum and gold pendant watch, Moser & Co., St. Petersburg, 1908-1917

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

A Russian Imperial presentation jewelled platinum and gold pendant watch, Moser & Co., St. Petersburg, 1908-1917

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A Russian Imperial presentation jewelled platinum and gold pendant watch, Moser & Co., St. Petersburg, 1908-1917


the circular brooch centred with a gold, gem-set Imperial double-headed eagle within a border set with diamonds and pearls, suspending a circular watch, the case applied with the diamond-set initials Latin MS beneath a diamond-set coronet, with the original box, the brooch struck with initials E.H., probably for Eduard Helenius, 56 standard, the watch numbered 50748, the works numbered 75243

height 6.7cm, 2⅝in.

Condition Report

Several rose-cut diamonds missing, otherwise in overall good condition; with only minor scratches and wear consistent with age. Sotheby's does not guarantee the working of the mechanism. 


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 08 April 2014, lot 10

Catalogue Note

On Imperial presentation watches, see U. Tillander-Godenhielm, The Russian Imperial Award System, 1894-1917, Helsinki, 2005, p. 212.

Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons
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