• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 92

    FRERES MELLY. AN 18K GOLD AND DIAMOND KEY WOUND OPENFACE VERGE POCKET WATCH

    SIGNED FRERES MELLY A PARIS, CIRCA 1820

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    FRERES MELLY. AN 18K GOLD AND DIAMOND KEY WOUND OPENFACE VERGE POCKET WATCH
    SIGNED FRERES MELLY A PARIS, CIRCA 1820
    Full-plate gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, pierced balance bridge, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic numeral five minute divisions, circular case, filigree work enhanced with diamonds to the bezel and back case, dial and movement signed
    42mm diam.


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    Provenance

    The Estate of Leopold Metzenberg (Executive, Sears, Roebuck & Co.)
    Gift to present owner, 1952