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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 367

    Anon. A fine platinum, diamond and pearl-set oval keyless pendant watch with enamel by Paillet

    FRENCH, POSSIBLY VERGER FRÈRES, CASE NO. 5375, ENAMEL BY FERNAND PAILLET, CIRCA 1910

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    Anon. A fine platinum, diamond and pearl-set oval keyless pendant watch with enamel by Paillet
    French, possibly Verger Frères, case no. 5375, enamel by Fernand Paillet, circa 1910
    Cross-shaped gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, the dial with small Arabic hour ring on an hexagonal blue, white and cream painted miniature neoclassical scene signed Paillet, the snap on back with a similar scene and diamond-set rim, the oval case with diamond-set bezel and pendant, pearl-set band, the crown set with a larger pearl, miniatures signed Paillet, case numbered
    32 mm. wide


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    Fernand Paillet (1850-1918) was a renowned enamellist, mastering the fine art of painted enamel miniatures. The miniature painter of the house of Boucheron, he also often worked for Verger Frères and used classical motives to decorate jewelry and watches. Examples of Paillet's work are owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

    For an example of a wristwatch with a similarly painted dial signed by Paillet see Ore d'Oro 2 by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 167.