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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    A VERY FINE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET MUSICAL SNUFF BOX

    THE MOVEMENT MARK OF PIGUET & CAPT; THE CASE MARK OF JEAN-GEORGE REMOND, GENEVA, CIRCA 1810

    Price Realised  

    A VERY FINE SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET MUSICAL SNUFF BOX
    THE MOVEMENT MARK OF PIGUET & CAPT; THE CASE MARK OF JEAN-GEORGE REMOND, GENEVA, CIRCA 1810
    Purse-form, the base and cover with black and translucent blue guilloché enamel, set with split pearls and turquoise cabochons, the engine-turned sides with enamel borders; the sur plateau movement playing two tunes and stamped 855, with key, marked inside snuff compartment, inside case, inside cover, and on cover bezel with maker's marks GR in lozenge and P&C in oval; the bezel also struck with movement number 855, Austrian control mark, and the French guarantee mark for 1809-1819
    2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) long


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    Isaac Daniel Piguet (1775-1841) and Henry Capt (1773-1841) in partnership from 1802-1811, specialized in musical and automaton watches. Capt, Piguet's brother-in-law, was one of the first in Geneva to use the pinned cylinder and tuned-tooth comb musical mechanism.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Geneva, 11 May 1983, lot 202


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTION