6 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 29,300
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A GILT METAL TIMEPIECE
THE WATCH FRENCH, THE MOUNTS QIANLONG (1736-95)
The French watch with a white enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, surrounded by a facetted paste-set bezel set into the centre of the elaborately embellished wall-vase delicately moulded with various floral scrolls and paste-gems, the vase issuing enamelled flowers, the bronze backplate engraved with a stylised lotus scroll
10in. (25.4cm.) high
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An Imperial gilt copper wall vase from the Qianlong period in the same style without a clock was sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 30 May 2006, lot 1277.
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