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135

Vienna, Austria

A gilt-brass and rock crystal octagonal verge watch in 17th century style Mid-19th century

No reserve

Reserves

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,500 GBP

Property from the Masterworks of Time Collection

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

A gilt-brass and rock crystal octagonal verge watch in 17th century style Mid-19th century

A gilt-brass and rock crystal octagonal verge watch in 17th century style Mid-19th century

No reserve

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,500 GBP

Lot sold:

2,520

GBP

Property from the Masterworks of Time Collection

Vienna, Austria

A gilt-brass and rock crystal octagonal verge watch in 17th century style

Mid-19th century


Movement: gilded, verge escapement, dumb bell balance, hog's bristle-type regulator set with a steel pin, stackfreed mounted to the backplate, decoratively pierced and engraved barrel, turned pillars, backplate bearing the signature J Kapler, Wien 1583 

Dial: silver chapter ring, Roman numerals with half hour divisions between, gilded dial plate, the centre engraved with a pastoral scene, surround of scrolling foliage and a head above 12 o'clock, single blued steel turned baluster hand 

Case: faceted rock crystal with gilt-metal mounts, tulip-form pendant, turned terminal 

length including pendant and terminal 73mm

Movement: will just run for short periods. Small marks and scratches.


Dial: generally good with light scratches, chapter ring tarnished.


Case: large crack to left hand side panel, chips and scratches to front and back covers.


Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


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 (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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 Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. 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 SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.