12 May 2014
Johann Georg Brodt. A very fine, rare and unusual silver four train quarter repeating and petite sonnerie striking coach watch with alarm, repoussé case and outer silver and shagreen travelling case
Signed Johan. Georg Brodt, Augspurg, No. 492, circa 1740
Gilt brass full plate four train verge movement, chain fusée, plain three arm brass balance, finely pierced and engraved silver balance cock, silver regulator disk, finely pierced scroll and foliage decorated pilars, striking, repeating and alarm on four hammers onto a bell, pull quarter repeat, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer railway and Arabic minute divisions, finely pierced gilt Louis XV hands, central revolving alarm disc, finely pierced, chased and engraved repoussé case decorated with applied vari-coloured gold classical landscape, bezel decorated with a classical scene, gimbaled pendant, silence/strike lever underneath the dial, outer silver and shagreen travelling case centred by an applied silver floral decoration, dial and movement signed
113.5 mm. diam., outer case 128 mm. diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The watchmaker Johann Georg Brodt I, Augsburg, was active in the first half of the 18th century (see Jürgen Abeler's Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, p. 84).
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