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Auction: Auction 31.05.2005
was auctioned on: 31 May 2005
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DESUFRY, TIFFANY & CO., UNSIGNED AND BRANDT. THREE 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL OPENFACE WATCHES AND AN 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL HUNTER CASE WATCH

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Estimate: HK$20,000 - HK$28,000
ca. US$2,567 - US$3,593
Price realised:  HK$50,400
ca. US$6,468
Lot number 2081, Views: 44

DESUFRY, TIFFANY & CO., UNSIGNED AND BRANDT. THREE 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL OPENFACE WATCHES AND AN 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL HUNTER CASE WATCH Signed DeSufry, circa 1875; retailed by Tiffany & Co., circa 1875; unsigned, circa 1820 and signed L. Brandt/Geneve, circa 1860 The first with gilt-finished cylinder movement, gold cuvette, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, with painted polychrome enamel flowers to the centre of the green guilloché enamel hinged back, within white champlevé enamel borders, cuvette signed ; the second , with nickel-finished lever movement, wolf's tooth winding, bi-metallic compensation balance, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, gold cuvette, with the Madonna and Child and a third figure with hands in prayer on a painted square-shaped panel to the centre of the dark blue champlevé enamel borders, with associated brooch and key, movement and cuvette signed and numbered 20148 ; the third with hinged full plate gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, pierced and engraved cock, conical pillars, the egine-turned gilt dial with Arabic numerals to white enamel discs, the hinged back with enamelled painting depicting a man fishing on a riverbank with buildings and trees on the opposite bank, to the salmon guilloché enamel surround, with associated pink gold, enamel and diamond-set brooch, unsigned and the last with gilt-finished cylinder movement, engraved gold cuvette, engraved silvered dial with Roman numerals, with green guilloché enamel covers, the front with painted polychrome enamel image of a child embracing three rabbits and the reverse with a central burst of flowers, the borders, band, pendant and bow all engraved and chased with scroll and floral motifs, cuvette signed and numbered 28089 32, 35, 37 and 35 mm. diam. (4)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 31.05.2005
Date of the auction: 31 May 2005
Address: Christie's
Hong Kong