• Lot 57

    Swiss and Lechopié. A fine and rare 18K three colour gold, enamel and paste-set oval snuff box with watch

    BOX STAMPED PC, MOVEMENT SIGNED LECHOPIÉ À PARIS, CIRCA 1780

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    Swiss and Lechopié. A fine and rare 18K three colour gold, enamel and paste-set oval snuff box with watch
    Box stamped PC, movement signed Lechopié à Paris, circa 1780
    Oval pink gold box, the cover, side and base with three colour gold floral decoration in high relief, centred by translucent en grisaille enamel panels over engine-turned background, paste-set borders, the cover with three glazed circular apertures with paste-set borders revealing the paste-set three-arm balance and two white enamel dials for constant seconds and time display, enamel panel loose, the hour dial with Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, skeletonized paste-set hands, gilt-finished movement, case stamped PC, movement signed Lechopié à Paris
    75 mm. overall length, 32 mm. high, 45 mm. wide


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    The present gold box is made in the manner of the renowned watchmakers and goldsmiths Isaac Daniel Piguet (1775-1841) and Henry Capt (1773-1841), located in Geneva, specialised in musical and automaton watches, also for the Chinese market.

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    Please note that the hallmark PC on the present box is most likely not the one of Piguet & Capt as stated in the printed catalogue but of an unknown maker. The box was made around 1780.
    Veuillez noter que le poincon "PC" sur cette boite est tres probablement pas celui de Piguet & Capt comme mentionner dans la version imprimee du catalogue mais d'un fabricant de boites inconnu. Ce lot a ete fabrique vers 1780.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of a Distinguished Family