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GILLES MARTINOT. A FINE AND EARLY GILT OPENFACE SINGLE-HAND OIGNON VERGE WATCH WITH CENTRAL WINDING
This lot is offered without reserve. FROM THE LAST STUDENT OF ZHANG DAQIANThe owner of this collection James C Kung was born in 1915 in Shanghai. With an active career in the financial field, he was branch president of Bank of the Republic of China in Bangkok, New York and Tokyo; as well as branch president and manager of the Chemical Bank in Taipei, Taiwan. Chinese painting and calligraphy were his greatest passion in life, while his wife, Janet Kung, taught herself oil painting.Most of the paintings in this collection were gifted to James Kung by Zhang Daqian in the 1970s, when Kung and his wife were residing in Taipei. Prior to that, in a traditional Chinese Pupil Ceremony in New York, Mr. Kung was accepted as Zhang's last student. The couple were frequent dinner guests at the artist's home, and it was there that they became part of the inner social circle which remained true until and beyond the death of the venerated artist. The painting collection accompanied the Kungs across the Pacific to Alhambra, California twelve years ago. James C Kung passed away on October 23, 2001 in Alhambra, California.
GERALD GENTA. A FINE AND UNUSUAL 18K PINK GOLD, DIAMOND AND BLACK DIAMOND-SET OCTAGONAL AUTOMATIC BI-RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND JUMP HOUR

SIGNED GERALD GENTA, GENEVE, OCTO BIRETRO MODEL, CASE NO. 121'063, CIRCA 2009

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GERALD GENTA. A FINE AND UNUSUAL 18K PINK GOLD, DIAMOND AND BLACK DIAMOND-SET OCTAGONAL AUTOMATIC BI-RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND JUMP HOUR
SIGNED GERALD GENTA, GENEVE, OCTO BIRETRO MODEL, CASE NO. 121'063, CIRCA 2009
Cal. GG7722 automatic movement, 26 jewels, champlevé enamel on pavé-set black diamond and diamond-set dial, arched ring with white Arabic numerals for retrograde minutes, aperture for jumping hours with Arabic numerals, fan-form sector for retrograde date, octagonal case, angular downturned lugs, glazed display back secured by eight screws, cabochon onyx-set crown, 18k pink gold Gerald Genta deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
39 mm. wide
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