• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 2735

    Important Watches

    2 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2739

    RARE AND IMPORTANT IVORY FAN SET WITH MINIATURE WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET

    SIGNED IN. THIERRY, LONDON, NO. 946, CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    RARE AND IMPORTANT IVORY FAN SET WITH MINIATURE WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET
    SIGNED IN. THIERRY, LONDON, NO. 946, CIRCA 1780

    With miniature gilt-finished cylinder movement, chain fus/aee, conical pillars, blued rectangular discs and steel balance with balance bridge, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer ring with Arabic five minute divisions, blued steel hands, fitted within the pivot of the carved ivory guardstick, the opposite guardstick fitted with a hidden compartment containing the original key, the 22 ivory sticks finely pierced and engraved, the leaf finely painted on both sides with chinoiserie scenes of figures and landscape, reflecting the taste of the time, case signed
    Length: 268 mm.


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    US$50,000-75,000
    EUR35,000-53,000

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Saleroom Notice

    The movement of the present lot has a verge escapement and not a cylinder escapement as stated in the catalogue.