CHARLES OUDIN | A GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMOND AND SEED PEARL-SET OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH BAR BROOCH PIN AND CHATELAINE CIRCA 1820
A GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMOND AND SEED PEARL-SET OPEN-FACED WATCH WITH BAR BROOCH PIN AND CHATELAINE
gilded bar cylinder movement, gilt three-arm balance, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, gilt Breguet hands, gold case with blue enamel Greek key design surrounding central diamond-set flower design, suspended from a chased and engraved gold, enamel and diamond-set bar brooch and chatelaine with gold, diamond- and pearl-set enamel fob, key and locket all with decorative geometric and stylised foliate engraving to the reverse
watch diameter 30mm, chatelaine length 170mm
Case: There is a tiny scratch/loss to the enamel on the reverse of the watch at 4. Some of the pearls on the chatelaine have lost some of their lustre. Case engraving and cuvette are in good order.
Dial: In good condition
Movement: The watch ticks when wound, but it seems intermittent and may require a service.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.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."