10 June 2009
MARKWICK MARKHAM. A FINE 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL TRIPLE CASE OPENFACE VERGE WATCH MADE FOR THE TURKISH MARKET WITH ENAMEL KEY
SIGNED MARKWICK MARKHAM, BORRELL, PERIGAL, LONDON, MOVEMENT NO. 16835, CIRCA 1750
Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, finely pierced and engraved balance cock and foot, diamond endstone, white enamel dial, Turkish numerals, polychrome enamel inner case with landscape and lake scene to the reverse, green, red and white champlevé enamel scroll and foliate decorated band, rim and bow, scalloped second case with polychrome enamel floral scene to the back, green, red and white champlevé enamel scroll and foliage decorated bezel and rim, scalloped outer case with green, red and white champlevé enamel scroll and foliate decorated bezel and rim, dial and movement signed
outer case 47mm diam., second case 41mm diam., inner case 33mm diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Accompanied by a gilt and enamel key.
On 13 June a selection of watches from The Collection of Mel Blanc, the man who voiced hundreds of cartoon characters, will be offered in New York
Christie’s most ambitious offering of Western art to date adds to strong performance in 18 sales across six days
Christie’s specialist Patrick Hofstetter on the essential attributes that ensure the Daytona’s enduring popularity with collectors
A striking example in the storied Calatrava line, the ref. 2526 was the first Patek Philippe wristwatch with an automatic movement
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July