• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2258

    Ã LADY'S DIAMOND, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ENAMEL 'FOLIE DES PRÉS' WRISTWATCH, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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    Ã LADY'S DIAMOND, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ENAMEL 'FOLIE DES PRÉS' WRISTWATCH, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    The circular dial with mother-of-pearl disc plates of cloud motif, enhanced by a hand painted enamel background of fairies from the 'Midsummer Night's Dream' theme rotating over a cycle of 365 days, within a brilliant-cut diamond bezel and crown, the reverse with a calendar, to the black satin strap and diamond-set clasp, mounted in 18k white gold, mechanical movement by Jaeger-LeCoulture, 22.0 cm long, with Swiss assay marks for gold

    Dial, case, strap and clasp signed Van Cleef & Arpels, No. 26 HH15782 3532103F


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    US$19,000-23,000

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.