10 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
BALTAZAR MARTINOT. A FINE AND RARE EARLY GILT AND ENAMEL OIGNON VERGE WATCH
SIGNED BALTAZAR MARTINOT A PARIS, CIRCA 1670
Gilt-finished full plate verge movement, Egyptian pillars, fusée with chain, Louis XIV cock pierced and engraved, mock pendulum aperture, engraved gilt brass dial, white enamel cartouches, Roman numerals, single hand, hinged enamel case, the reverse with polychrome enamel Madonna and child with St. Anne, the band with engraved geometric motif with polychrome enamel landscape, signed(Andre) Mussard Pinxit back plate signed
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