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Carl Heinrich Weisse, à Dresden
A FINE AND RARE GOLD MOUNTED SINGLE CASED PORCELAIN WATCH AND CHATELAINE ATTRIBUTED TO MEISSEN  CIRCA 1755, NO.229
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, plain flat three-arm balance, decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with scrolling flowers, foliage and a bird's head, silver regulation plate, square baluster pillars, fusee and chain, signed and numbered Crl. Hch. Weisse, à Dresden, no.229
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, gilt filigree hands
Case: porcelain attributed to Meissen, the back with polychrome enamel painted scene depicting Pan and Syrinx, the inside back painted with winged putti playing with a bird on a string, bezel with painted putti, gold mounts finely chased with scrolls and flowers
Chatelaine: composed of three similarly decorated porcelain panels depicting putti, each mounted within gold cartouches chased with scrolls and flowers, two pendant chains terminating with a key and blank fob seal each with porcelain panels front and back decorated en suite with the chatelaine, the chatelaine backed with gilt-metal panels
Accompaniments: leather fitted box with green silk and velvet lined interior
diameter 47.5mm, length including watch and chatelaine 175mm
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Provenance

Sotheby's Geneva, 15 November 1994, lot 121

Description

Carl Heinrich Weisse was born in 1722, became a Master in 1756 and died in 1784. A porcelain watch with chatelaine by Weisse is recorded in Abeler, Meister Der Uhrmacherkunst, 1977, p.652.

The case back of this watch is painted with a scene taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses of the nymph Syrinx pursued by Pan from an engraving by Georg Kilian after Israël Silvestre.

Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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