12 November 2007,
Price realised CHF 6,875
Estimate CHF 3,000 - CHF 4,000
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.