31 May 2007
ILBERY. AN 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL OPENFACE DUPLEX WATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET
SIGNED ILBERY, LONDON, NO. 2714, CIRCA 1815
With finely engraved gilt-finished movement, duplex escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance with blued steel trapezoidal weights and screws, diamond endstone, glazed dust cover, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer ring with Arabic fifteen minute divisions, decorative pierced blued steel hands, centre seconds, the reverse with a polychrome painted and cloisonné enamel scene of flowers against a turquoise enamel ground, to the champlevé enamel bezels, pendant and bow, movement signed and numbered
54 mm. diam.
"The Sandberg Watch Collection", Antiquorum Geneva, 31 March and 1 April 2001, Lot 296.
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The Sandberg Watch Collection, published in 1998 by Antiquorum, p. 290-291.
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