12 November 2007
Theodore Avril. A fine and unusual 18K gold and porcelain verge watch
Signed Theodore Avril, No. 2878, circa 1770
With gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, finely pierced and engraved balance cock and foot, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, pierced gold hands, the white porcelain and gold case with red painted floral decorated bezel, the reverse with a red painted scene depicting three cherubs in a classical landscape, red painted flowers to the inside, movement signed
52 mm. diam.
The Dr. Bodo Slingenberg Collection, Christie's Amsterdam, 29 March 2001, lot 343.
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