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Lot 38: Cabrolet Cased Pocket Watch with Fine Engravings

Cabrolet Cased Pocket Watch with Fine Engravings
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Description:
A large late 19th Century lever in a rare reversible cabriolet gold hunter pair case. Keywind gilt bar movement with suspended going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel regulator. compensation balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Club foot lever escapement, polished steel escape wheel. White enamel dial signed “BWCo”, subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, decorative gilt hands. Rare heavy 18 carat cabriolet case which can be used either as a full hunter or as an open face. The inner gold case with florally engraved back and plain middle. Wound and set through the signed gold cuvette, gold button in the pendant to open the back. This can be used on its own or placed in the three section gold outer case with either the dial or back visible. When the dial is shown the watch still appears to be a conventional open face watch with the engraved back depicting a Scottish hunting scene. Alternatively with the florally engraved back of the inner visible the watch becomes a full hunter, the button in the pendant serving to open the front cover.
Dimensions:
Height: 3.2″
Width: 2.2″
Length:
Circa: 1890
Condition: In excellent working condition, very small loss of enamel on the dial.
Low Estimate: £4,000.00
High Estimate: £6,000.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The Antique Enamel Company Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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Lot 43: Rare Steel and Gilt Verge Watch

Rare Steel and Gilt Verge Watch
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Description:
A rare mid 18th Century French verge in a chased steel and gilt consular case. Full plate gilt fusee movement. Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with steel coqueret, plain three arm steel balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Silver regulator dial with blue steel indicator. Pentagonal baluster pillars. Wound through the signed white enamel dial, Roman and Arabic numerals, decorative pierced gold hands. Very rare steel consular case, the scene of a couple in a garden and a man sitting on an arch chased and engraved. The matted areas of the scene washed with gilt. Polished steel interior, steel pendant and bow.
Dimensions:
Height: 2.2″
Width: 2″
Length:
Circa: 1750
Condition: In excellent working condition.
Low Estimate: £4,500.00
High Estimate: £7,000.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The Antique Enamel Company Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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Lot 44: Gold and Enamel Diamond Set Verge Watch

Gold and Enamel Diamond Set Verge Watch
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Description:
An 18th Century Swiss verge in a stone set gold and enamel consular case. Full plate gilt fusee movement. Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with steel coqueret, plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Silver regulator dial with blue steel indicator. Winding through the signed white enamel dial, Roman and Arabic numerals, pierced stone set hands. Gold consular case, oval cartouche on the back of three colour gold and enamel within a stone set frame surrounded by a border of light green translucent enamel over an engine turned ground. Outside this a further band of enamelled foliate decoration with applied gold rope band. Stone set front bezel.
Dimensions:
Height: 2″
Width: 1.6″
Length:
Circa: 1780
Condition: In very good working condition. Some decorative diamonds missing on the bezel and reverse and a small chip to the enamel near the winding section and chip on the inner section of the glass near the centre.
Low Estimate: £3,000.00
High Estimate: £5,000.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The Antique Enamel Company Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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Lot 45: Fine Gold and Enamel Pearl Set Watch

Fine Gold and Enamel Pearl Set Watch
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Description:
A late 18th Century Swiss verge in a pearl set gold and enamel case. Full plate gilt fusee movement. Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with steel coqueret, plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Silver regulator dial with gilt indicator. Winding through the signed white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, blue steel hands. Gold open face case with pearl set bezels, gold pendant and bow. Unusual back set with white stones and decorated in red and gilt enamel on a black ground. At the base a stylised sun below the gilt decorated red enamel arc. Above this a crescent moon set with white stones.
Dimensions:
Height: 2″
Width: 1.5″
Length:
Circa: 1820
Condition: In excellent working condition, one pearl missing on the border of the reverse of the watch and a very small chip to the dial near the winding section.
Low Estimate: £4,000.00
High Estimate: £6,000.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The Antique Enamel Company Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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Lot 46: Gold, Enamel, Diamond & Pearl Watch & Chatelaine

Gold, Enamel, Diamond & Pearl Watch & Chatelaine
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Description:
An early 19th Century French verge watch and chatelaine in an unusual gold and enamel half hunter case set with diamonds and pearls. Full plate gilt fusee movement. Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with steel coqueret, plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Silver regulator dial with blue steel indicator. Signed engine turned gold dial, small central chapter of white enamel marked in Arabic numerals, blue steel hands. Unusual 18 carat gold case with ribbed middle. The covers decorated in translucent dark blue enamel over an engine turned ground with diamond set rings. Bezels set with a row of split pearls with matching pearl set chatelaine.
Dimensions:
Height: 6.5″
Width: 1.6″
Length:
Circa: 1820
Condition: In excellent condition, no pearl or diamonds deficient, movement currently working.
Low Estimate: £3,500.00
High Estimate: £5,000.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The Antique Enamel Company Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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Lot 47: Three Colour Gold Quarter Repeating Watch

Three Colour Gold Quarter Repeating Watch
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Description:
A late 18th Century French quarter repeating verge in an unusual glazed consular case. Full plate gilt fusee movement. Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock, plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Silver regulator dial with gilt indicator. Push pendant dumb quarter repeating on two blocks in the case. Winding through the white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, gilt hands. Unusual consular case with glazed hinged back protecting the two colour gold decoration on the back depicting a scene in an oval.
Dimensions:
Height: 2.3″
Width: 1.8″
Length:
Circa: 1780
Condition: In excellent working condition, very small hairline crack near the number eleven.
Low Estimate: £3,500.00
High Estimate: £5,000.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The Antique Enamel Company Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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Lot 51: Unusual Silver Gilt and Gem Set Form Clock

Unusual Silver Gilt and Gem Set Form Clock
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Description:
An unusual gem set silver gilt desk clock in the form of a carriage being drawn by butterflies. Small full plate gilt fusee verge movement. Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with steel coqueret, plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Silver regulator dial with blue steel indicator. Wound through the white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, gilt Breguet hands. The movement housed in a plain drum with a glazed hinged front door and clip on glazed back. This sits on an ornate carriage constructed from pierced and engraved silver gilt frames. A small cast cherub drives the carriage holding the reigns to three well modelled butterflies pulling the coach. The dial side of the coach set with white and red gem stones. Pierced and engraved wheels sitting on a rectangular lapis lazuli base.
Dimensions:
Height: 3.3″
Width: 4.8″
Length:
Circa: 1820
Condition: In good condition, small chip to the white enamel dial near the winding section, complete with all gems. Movement not currently working.
Low Estimate: £1,500.00
High Estimate: £2,000.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The Antique Enamel Company Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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Lot 86: Bilston Enamel Patch Box

Bilston Enamel Patch Box
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Description:
Bilston patchbox with full portrait of Admiral Nelson on a purple enamel base.
Dimensions:
Height: 1.2″
Width: 2.3″
Length:
Circa: 1780
Condition: Very good condition
Low Estimate: £1,500.00
High Estimate: £2,000.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The Antique Enamel Company Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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Lot 124: Very Fine Gold and Enamel Chatelaine and Etui

Very Fine Gold and Enamel Chatelaine and Etui
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Description:
Very fine basse taile enamel and gold chatelaine and etui. The chatelaine and etui finely decorated with a floral motif, diamond push button, full contents inside.
Dimensions:
Height: 7.2″
Width: 1.7″
Length:
Circa: 1770
Condition: Good condition, some loss to the enamel in parts.
Low Estimate: £7,500.00
High Estimate:

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Lot 175: Silver Gilt and Enamel Birdbox, Charles Bruguier

Silver Gilt and Enamel Birdbox, Charles Bruguier
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Description:
Fussee movement, when wound and start/stop slide to centre slid to the right, the bird rises smoothly through very finely tooled and pierced gilt grille, moving beak, head turning, wings, tailfeather bobbing and body from side-to-side to paused sequential birdsong in 1-1-2-3-2-3-4 order lasting over 20 seconds. The bird with exquisite alternate banded feathered plumage in lime and dark greens, head with teal green highlighted with orange sides, inset front polished bay border, lid interior with petit-painted enamel study of roses, pansies and French blues within floral spray on duck-egg blue ground, laurel leaf tooled border, in magnificent silver-gilt case with the movement plate beside mainspring ratchet stamped C. BRUGUIER, the corners with mitre point shaped corners, main top with geometric trefoils from black enamel frame, further floral enamel spray spandrels finished with double black enamel framing, multiplediamond tooled edge frieze before full tooled sides featuring delicate swags and leaves from central obverse heart crests, union-tie corners, hidden key compartment to rear and underside with large crested cartouche to chequer-board ground and loop-wave frieze surround.
Dimensions:
Height: 2.65″
Width: 3.85″
Length:
Circa: 1830
Condition: Very good
Low Estimate: £25,000.00
High Estimate: £50,000.00

*Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Authenticated Internet Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

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