• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2121

    RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES: THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR(CANCEL)

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1013

    AN ANTIQUE MULTI-GEM AND ENAMEL PENDANT WATCH WITH CHATELAINE, BY BOUCHERON

    Estimate

    AN ANTIQUE MULTI-GEM AND ENAMEL PENDANT WATCH WITH CHATELAINE, BY BOUCHERON
    Comprising a highly ornate, sculpted gold, enamel and diamond chatelaine, the top with an openwork celestial globe surmounting an hourglass, flanked by scrolls and maidens lounging on griffins, each suspending a pearl drop, the center depicting Apollo riding a chariot drawn by four rearing stallions with a diamond sunrise, joined by an enamel and multi-gem scrolling link of mythological creatures and a gold female face, suspending a watch, of gilt-finished lever movement, the white circular dial with gilt hands, black Roman numerals, and subsidiary seconds, the reverse depicting a sculpted gold female goddess and serpents with ruby and diamond stars, mounted in 18k gold and silver, (watch caseback inscribed "7/83/X"), circa 1875, 5 x 2 x 1/4 ins., with French assay marks and importation marks, in its original Boucheron brown leather fitted case
    Chatelaine signed Boucheron; cuvette signed Boucheron, Paris, no. 158639; movement no. 264950


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Literature

    Gilles Néret, Boucheron: Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler, Rizzoli, New York, 1988, page 40, no. 68


    Exhibited

    The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery, 1850-1910, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1 December 1989 - 4 March 1990, exhibition catalogue, pages 136-138

    Boucheron, 130 Années de Création et d'Emotion, Institut de France, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 16 September - 31 October 1988, exhibition catalogue, no. 48