View full screen - View 1 of Lot 47. J. ASSMANN, GLASHÜTTE   [J. Assmann,格拉蘇蒂]  | A LADY'S GOLD DECORATIVELY ENGRAVED HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH MADE FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET  CIRCA 1890, NO. 10425   [女裝黃金雕刻懷錶,為南美市場製造,年份約1890,編號10425].
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J. ASSMANN, GLASHÜTTE [J. Assmann,格拉蘇蒂] | A LADY'S GOLD DECORATIVELY ENGRAVED HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH MADE FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET CIRCA 1890, NO. 10425 [女裝黃金雕刻懷錶,為南美市場製造,年份約1890,編號10425]

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Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 CHF

J. ASSMANN, GLASHÜTTE [J. Assmann,格拉蘇蒂] | A LADY'S GOLD DECORATIVELY ENGRAVED HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH MADE FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET CIRCA 1890, NO. 10425 [女裝黃金雕刻懷錶,為南美市場製造,年份約1890,編號10425]

J. ASSMANN, GLASHÜTTE [J. Assmann,格拉蘇蒂] | A LADY'S GOLD DECORATIVELY ENGRAVED HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH MADE FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET CIRCA 1890, NO. 10425 [女裝黃金雕刻懷錶,為南美市場製造,年份約1890,編號10425]

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 CHF

Lot sold:

3,000

CHF

J. ASSMANN, GLASHÜTTE

[J. Assmann,格拉蘇蒂]


A LADY'S GOLD DECORATIVELY ENGRAVED HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH MADE FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET

CIRCA 1890, NO. 10425

[女裝黃金雕刻懷錶,為南美市場製造,年份約1890,編號10425]


• Movement: 2nd quality decoratively engraved nickel ¾ plate, lever escapement, 15 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, ruby endstone, signed and numbered J. Assmann, Glashütte is, no.10425

• Dial: silver dial, the centre with applied chased and engraved green and yellow gold flowers and foliage, chapter ring with Roman numerals and with tightly arranged engraved scrolls, outer minute ring, sunken subsidiary seconds, the border with applied green and yellow gold flowers, fruit and foliage

• Case: 18ct gold, highly decoratively chased and engraved covers, each centred with a lion rampant atop a pedestal surrounded by scrolling flowers and foliage, the background heightened with black wax, the pedestal to the front acting as a vacant cartouche, each side bordered with a wreath of oak leaves and acorns, bezels with repeated geometrically chased and engraved motifs, pendant and bow similarly decorated, hand-set lever beneath bezel between 4 and 5 o'clock, polished gold cuvette engraved with foliage and signed and numbered J. Assmann, Glashütte, Sachsen, front and back covers signed J. Assmann, Glashütte is, cover and cuvette numbered 10425, front cover numbered 25, Swiss and German hallmarks


diameter 39mm


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Movement: not running, is fully wound. Balance appears to be sticky, perhaps due to old oil. Hands are setting smoothly.


Dial: with a few minor scuffs, some slight flecking to the black Roman numerals.


Case: with small marks and scratches, decorative scheme remains well defined. Covers close securely.


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Julius Assmann joined the Lange firm in 1850. Lange was grateful for his support since Schneider had already become semi-autonomous in 1848. Lange and Assmann worked together for two years until Assmann himself set up his own manufacture, with strong support from Lange.  


Assmann focused on developing strong relationships with America, and earned a reputation as an elite watchmaker both there and at home. As a result of his efforts he gained access to the South American Market, and made pieces specifically marketed to his clients there, of which the present lot is an example.