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Georges Fouquet | Onyx, rock crystal and diamond pendant/watch, circa 1923 | Georges Fouquet | 縞瑪瑙配白水晶及鑽石吊墜錶,1923年

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Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 CHF

Georges Fouquet | Onyx, rock crystal and diamond pendant/watch, circa 1923 | Georges Fouquet | 縞瑪瑙配白水晶及鑽石吊墜錶,1923年

Georges Fouquet | Onyx, rock crystal and diamond pendant/watch, circa 1923 | Georges Fouquet | 縞瑪瑙配白水晶及鑽石吊墜錶,1923年

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 CHF

Lot sold:

32,760

CHF

Onyx, rock crystal and diamond pendant/watch, Georges Fouquet, circa 1923

Georges Fouquet | 縞瑪瑙配白水晶及鑽石吊墜錶,1923年


The square-shaped onyx case centering a round dial with Arabic numeral indicators, the reverse with a square-shaped carved rock crystal plaque depicting a maiden extinguishing a fire, set throughout with single-cut and rose diamonds, dial signed G. Fouquet.


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Please note we do not guarantee watch movements. Manual winding jeweled gilt lever movement in working condition, with movement number 7081. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its time keeping and therefore a service should be carried out in the near future at the buyer's expense. The watch is fragile due to its period and there was not open for further inspection.

 

Two minor fissures to the onyx, minor chips around the corners. Rock crystal with some minor wear. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 2.00 - 2.80 carats, H-J color, predominantly SI-I clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. In good condition considering the age. Gross weight approximately 41 grams.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. 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 refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.

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."

Cf.: Art et décoration, Paris, May 1923, pg. 145, for an illustration of this pendant/watch.

Cf.: Les Fouquets, Bijoutiers & Joailliers à Paris 1860-1960, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1983, pg. 164, fig. 126, for a similar example of this pendant/watch.