Lot 4257. Pocket watch: fine Gold/enamel pocket watch for the Chinese market, Bovet, "The Butterfly" No. 426, CA. 1830

Sold:€ 19 000
Auction date:16.03.2019   16:30
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Lot 4257Pocket watch: fine Gold/enamel pocket watch for the Chinese market, Bovet, "The Butterfly" No. 426, CA. 1830
Approx. Ø58,5mm, approx. 138g, solid 18K Gold, double-sided multi-colored enameled edges, enameled Pendant, enameled handle, at the rear side badge with enamel magnifying glass painting, depicting a very detailed painted butterfly on Camelie flowers, glazed dust cover, jump cover, magnificent, fire-gilt Fleurier movement with duplex escapement, signed Bovet, London, No. 426, enamel dial with 1/5-division, jumping center seconds, original gold hands, functional, dial fine-hair-cracked, a enamel in the edge region in a highly professional manner and is not visible restored, enamel plaque in addition in the edge area with minimal abrasion. 3 further, almost identical watches with the signature Bovet, London, and enamel painting with butterfly motifs, are known: 1. No. 323, sold in 2012 at Christie's for 60,000 Swiss francs (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/D2e). 2. Number unknown, not known sold in 1994, at antiquorum in Geneva as Lot 517, result (source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/J16). 3. Number unknown, part of the Bovet collection (source:https://www.cortrie.EN/go/Mna).

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