Lot 4252. Anhängeuhr/Formuhr/signet: as a Museum, and probably unique gold signet - "urn"/"Vase" with a hidden clock, 2 hidden poison compartments and seal stone, probably Geneva to 1800

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Auction date:04.05.2019   16:30
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Lot 4252Anhängeuhr/Formuhr/signet: as a Museum, and probably unique gold signet - "urn"/"Vase" with a hidden clock, 2 hidden poison compartments and seal stone, probably Geneva to 1800
Approx. 30 × 45mm, approx 35.5 g, 18K Gold, excellent, very solid housing quality, elaborately decorated in the Form of a lidded vase or urn in the ground is inserted, a seal of stone from agate, bottom hinged, very finely crafted hinge, including the 1. hidden poison compartment, the lid also hinged, including the 2. hidden poison compartment, the body depends on the two sides are hinged together, show side views of the enamel dial, minute hand missing, hour hand is present on the rear key winding and hand position, miniature cylinder work in restoration requiring special condition, otherwise in excellent state of preservation, a Museum rarity. No further copy of this quality and design is known. Another Gold/enamel Formuhr "urn" from the manufacturer Markwick Markham was auctioned in 2002, in Geneva.

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