14 May 2002
VACHERON & CONSTANTIN. A FINE OPENFACED KEYLESS LEVER POCKETWATCH WITH NIELLO DECORATION
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, No. 9401, circa 1900
Nickel finished movement jeweled to the third with bimetallic compensation balance, white enamel dial with Roman hours, subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands, outer Arabic minute track, circular case decorated with floral arabesques, the back with central cartouche with portrait of a retriever, gold hinges crown and bow, hinged cuvette, gold and niello guardchain, cuvette and movement signed.
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Post Lot Text
This lot is sold with fitted travel case.
On 4 July Christie’s in London will present an important collection of European masterpieces from the great collecting dynasty
What makes this imperial Chinese lacquer throne, offered in London on 14 May, such a magnificent example of Qianlong furniture?