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A SWISS GOLD, EMERALD, AND ENAMEL OPENFACE WATCH, MOULINIE FRERES & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1830

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 USD

A SWISS GOLD, EMERALD, AND ENAMEL OPENFACE WATCH, MOULINIE FRERES & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1830

A SWISS GOLD, EMERALD, AND ENAMEL OPENFACE WATCH, MOULINIE FRERES & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1830

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 USD

Lot sold:

1,764

USD

A SWISS GOLD, EMERALD, AND ENAMEL OPENFACE WATCH, MOULINIE FRERES & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1830


cylinder movement, full plate, eccentric gold dial with black Roman numerals surrounded by white champlevé enamel flowers and turquoise line borders, scalloped case set with radiating graduated emeralds surrounded by granulation and chased foliage

signed on backplate

diameter 38 mm

Case: The case bezel is loose at the time of cataloguing and would require a service. Two emeralds missing, several stones with small chips.


Movement: The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it has not been tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and we would suggest a service at the buyer's discretion due to age. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


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.

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

Given its early date and rich decoration, this watch may have belonged to David Sassoon (1792-1864).