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AN ART DECO ENAMEL-MOUNTED HUMP-BACKED TIMEPIECE WITH ORIGINAL BOX, BOTH WITH THE EMBLEM OF KING FOUAD I OF EGYPT
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AN ART DECO ENAMEL-MOUNTED HUMP-BACKED TIMEPIECE WITH ORIGINAL BOX, BOTH WITH THE EMBLEM OF KING FOUAD I OF EGYPT

BREGUET, PARIS, CASE NO. B 1007, MOVEMENT NO. 1007, CIRCA 1925

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AN ART DECO ENAMEL-MOUNTED HUMP-BACKED TIMEPIECE WITH ORIGINAL BOX, BOTH WITH THE EMBLEM OF KING FOUAD I OF EGYPT
BREGUET, PARIS, CASE NO. B 1007, MOVEMENT No. 1007, CIRCA 1925
CASE: front with enamel relief decoration, Egyptian Royal crown above two interlocked Fs for Fouad I, base numbered 'B1007' DIAL: silvered, with enamel-set hands, signed 'Breguet/1007', MOVEMENT: single barrel, cut bimetallic lever balance to gilt platform escapement, numbered '1007' TRAVEL BOX: gilt-tooled green leather with Royal Egyptian crown, key compartment (key lacking), signed to underside 'Breguet/Horloger/2, rue Edouard VII/PARIS'
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high; 2¼ in. (25.7 cm.) wide; 1 5/8 (4.2 cm.) deep
Provenance
King Fouad I of Egypt.
King Farouk of Egypt, gifted to Ann Chermside and thence by family descent
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A very similar Breguet timepiece (No. 1015) in identical monogrammed box, originally sold to King Fouad I of Egypt on 8 November 1925 (for FF 3688) was sold Christie's Geneva, 11 May 2009, lot 302 (SFR 32,500). Ann Chermside was employed by King Farouk of Egypt (1920-1965) as governess to his children, particularly to Ahmed Fouad, later King Fouad II (b.1952). She fled with the royal family when King Farouk was deposed in 1952. King Fouad I was a regular client of Breguet. For Breguet see also lots 98, 102 and 103.

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