View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2230. An exceptional and large gold, enamel and pearl-set etui de voyage with watch, music and automaton, including a pair of gold mounted scissors, a gold and enamel knife, a gold and enamel perfume vial, a gold and enamel key, a gold and enamel cuticle stick, a gold and enamel awl and associated fitted presentation box, Made for the Chinese market and retailed by P. Orr, Circa 1800 | 瑞士製 | 知名藏家的永恆典範 | 非常精美及特大金及琺瑯鑲珍珠工具盒,具有時計、音樂及活動人偶,內含鑲金剪刀、金琺瑯小刀、香水瓶、鑰匙、指甲修護棒與錐子,備收納盒,為中國市場而製及由 P. Orr 發行,約1800年製.
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An exceptional and large gold, enamel and pearl-set etui de voyage with watch, music and automaton, including a pair of gold mounted scissors, a gold and enamel knife, a gold and enamel perfume vial, a gold and enamel key, a gold and enamel cuticle stick, a gold and enamel awl and associated fitted presentation box, Made for the Chinese market and retailed by P. Orr, Circa 1800 | 瑞士製 | 知名藏家的永恆典範 | 非常精美及特大金及琺瑯鑲珍珠工具盒,具有時計、音樂及活動人偶,內含鑲金剪刀、金琺瑯小刀、香水瓶、鑰匙、指甲修護棒與錐子,備收納盒,為中國市場而製及由 P. Orr 發行,約1800年製

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估價:

6,500,000

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- 9,500,000 HKD

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An exceptional and large gold, enamel and pearl-set etui de voyage with watch, music and automaton, including a pair of gold mounted scissors, a gold and enamel knife, a gold and enamel perfume vial, a gold and enamel key, a gold and enamel cuticle stick, a gold and enamel awl and associated fitted presentation box, Made for the Chinese market and retailed by P. Orr, Circa 1800 | 瑞士製 | 知名藏家的永恆典範 | 非常精美及特大金及琺瑯鑲珍珠工具盒,具有時計、音樂及活動人偶,內含鑲金剪刀、金琺瑯小刀、香水瓶、鑰匙、指甲修護棒與錐子,備收納盒,為中國市場而製及由 P. Orr 發行,約1800年製

An exceptional and large gold, enamel and pearl-set etui de voyage with watch, music and automaton, including a pair of gold mounted scissors, a gold and enamel knife, a gold and enamel perfume vial, a gold and enamel key, a gold and enamel cuticle stick, a gold and enamel awl and associated fitted presentation box, Made for the Chinese market and retailed by P. Orr, Circa 1800 | 瑞士製 | 知名藏家的永恆典範 | 非常精美及特大金及琺瑯鑲珍珠工具盒,具有時計、音樂及活動人偶,內含鑲金剪刀、金琺瑯小刀、香水瓶、鑰匙、指甲修護棒與錐子,備收納盒,為中國市場而製及由 P. Orr 發行,約1800年製

估價:

6,500,000

to
- 9,500,000 HKD

拍品已售

6,225,000

HKD

Property of a Distinguished Collector


Swiss

An exceptional and large gold, enamel and pearl-set etui de voyage with watch, music and automaton, including a pair of gold mounted scissors, a gold and enamel knife, a gold and enamel perfume vial, a gold and enamel key, a gold and enamel cuticle stick, a gold and enamel awl and fitted associated presentation box, Made for the Chinese market and retailed by P. Orr, Circa 1800

瑞士製

知名藏家的永恆典範 非常精美及特大金及琺瑯鑲珍珠工具盒,具有時計、音樂及活動人偶,內含鑲金剪刀、金琺瑯小刀、香水瓶、鑰匙、指甲修護棒與錐子,備收納盒,為中國市場而製及由 P. Orr 發行,約1800年製


Dial: gold dial with sector for regulator above

Calibre: cylinder escapement with three independent trains for time, music and automaton

Case: gold, rectangular, both sides lavishly decorated with polychrome and champlevé enamel, set with pearls, the top opens to reveal the gold and enamel instruments as well as its key, the base of the case hinged to reveal, on one side, the watch with cylinder escapement, on the other side, the automated music scene of a lutenist playing to a performing dog 

Size: 84 mm length x 45 mm width

Accessories: fitted presentation box signed P. Orr & Sons

附帶備 P. Orr & Sons 署名的收納盒

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact: Joey.Luk@sothebys.com

P. Orr & Sons sold to Maharajah, sold to Dr. Eugene Geschwind, Circa 1960, Asprey Private Collection, sold to current owner

For the other known etui de voyage of equal size and complication, please see The Collection of Hans Wilsdorf on display at Rolex watches in Geneva, which is also illustrated and described in Automata by Chapuis & Droz, pages 181-182, figure 208 and 210

Exhibit 18 at Asprey Magic, Music and Motion, An Exhibition of Rare 18th and 19th Century, Watches, Boxes and Automata from the Asprey Private Collection in New York