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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 193

    Des Arts. An 18K gold and enamel ball-form watch

    SIGNED DES ARTS & COMPAGNIE, CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    Des Arts. An 18K gold and enamel ball-form watch
    Signed Des Arts & Compagnie, circa 1820
    With gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, engraved and pierced balance cock, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, all hinged within a double-body ball-form case, the scalloped panels decorated with painted polychrome enamel and champlevé enamel classical scenes and trophies of flowers, dial and movement signed
    25 mm. diam.


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    Des Arts & Compagnie were watchmakers located in Geneva, active at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th Century, specialized in decorative, repeating and automaton watches.