• Jewels and Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 2830

    Jewels and Watches

    3 November 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 18

    A FINE ROYAL 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET HUNTER CASE CYLINDER POCKETWATCH WITH MATCHING CHAIN

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    A FINE ROYAL 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET HUNTER CASE CYLINDER POCKETWATCH WITH MATCHING CHAIN
    With gilt-finished cylinder movement, gold cuvette, inside back cover with engraved commemorative inscription 1838-1886, aan J.W. Schuurman, ter Herinnering aangeboden door Z.K.H. Prins Frederik Der Nederlanden, engine-turned engraved silver dial with central foliate engraving, Roman numerals, circular blue guilloché enamel case with rose-cut diamond-set rim surmounted by diamond-set trelliswork, flower basket and laurel wreaths, matching chain, 47mm diam, chain 64 cm long.
    Unsigned, case no. 1118, circa 1880
    This watch was a gift from Prince Frederik der Nederlanden, the son of King Willem I der Nederlanden, to Johan Wilhelm Schuurman. Between 1872-1883 Schuurman was a Councelor at the Supreme Court in The Hague. He was given the watch in 1883 as a memory to this period. (2)


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