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    Sale 2121

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

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1044

    AN ART DECO ENAMEL "ADAM AND EVE" POCKETWATCH, BY BOUCHERON

    Estimate

    AN ART DECO ENAMEL "ADAM AND EVE" POCKETWATCH, BY BOUCHERON
    The square black enamel case with white enamel trim, centering upon a multi-colored enamel and gold scene of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the reverse watch, with rhodium-plated lever movement, 18 jewels, the square silvered guilloché enamel dial with black Roman numerals and blued-steel hands, with a black enamel pendant hoop, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1920, with French assay mark, (dial with initials 'JHG')
    Dial signed Boucheron; caseback with maker's mark for Verger Frères, no. 6450


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    Literature

    Giles Néret, Boucheron Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler, Rizzoli, New York, 1988, page 88, no. 141

    Judith Price, Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Running Press, Philadelphia, 2006, page 72


    Exhibited

    Boucheron, 130 Années de Creation et d'Emotion, Institut de France, Musée Jacquemart-Andre, Paris, 16 September - 31 October 1998


    Post Lot Text

    Verger made this watch for Boucheron, which was completed on September 28, 1920. The watch order number was 6450.