11 June 2004
Assmann. A fine silver and pink gold openface keyless lever watch
Signed J. Assmann, Glashutte, Sachsen, Movement No. 21007, circa 1900
With gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, silver cuvette, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, outer minutes track in red, spade hands, subsidiary seconds, the circular case with engine-turned hinged silver back, pink gold setting button in the band with pink gold knife tab, pink gold bow and crown, case, dial and movement signed
51 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by its original J. Assmann Certificate and original J. Assmann brown leather fitted presentation box with spare crystal and spare spring.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately