Lot 4250. Brooch/machine: Gold/enamel pendant/brooch with machine and diamond finishing, probably Tardy & Fils Geneva for Marcks & co. Bombay, by 1860, original box

Sold:€ 3 000
Auction date:04.05.2019   18:30
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Lot 4250Brooch/machine: Gold/enamel pendant/brooch with machine and diamond finishing, probably Tardy & Fils Geneva for Marcks & co. Bombay, by 1860, original box
Approx 75mm long, approx. 49g, 18K Gold, elaborate floral ornaments, worked in 3 different shades of gold, studded with natural pearl, automatic, with rear lift, rotating diamonds on a blue enamel surface, decorative and very rare, fully functional, an absolute rarity. The manufacturer of this extremely rare machine was probably Tardy & Fils, Geneva. Were sold via Marcks & Co, Bombay, under the name "Spinning Star" or "Spinning Rose". The last known similar piece was sold in 2002 in Geneva for over 16,000 Swiss francs (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/v15).

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