Lot 4189. Pocket watch: important, great, historically interesting gold enamel pocket watch with two Jacquemarts and three automatons “of The anglers at the mill”, Switzerland, C. 1810

Starting price:€ 45 000
Auction date:23.11.2019   16:30
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Lot 4189Pocket watch: important, great, historically interesting gold enamel pocket watch with two Jacquemarts and three automatons “of The anglers at the mill”, Switzerland, C. 1810
Approx. Ø57mm, approx. 135g, 18K Gold, tiered, smooth, back side is historically interesting gift dedication: "To the Mashrak-el-Azkar In Memoriam Julius A. de Lagnel 1827-1912", dated 12. November 1917, a housing bottom with a bell, high-fine Spindle movement with Repetition of hours and quarters, original dust cover with spring lid function, look side of the machine in fantastic quality and conservation, in the Background, polychrome enameled depiction of a Alpine landscape with farmsteads, automaton “à quatre couleurs” with applied figure of an angler on a mill with a rotating wheel in a “flowing” water, the upper part also “à quatre couleurs” with two Jacquemarts bell of Putti, the Central white enamel dial and fancy Breguet-style hands, in a very good state of preservation, fully functional, extremely rare. We only have 2 more identical machines are known, offered at Dr. Crott 90. Auction. Los 207, the estimated price of 60,000-€ 75,000, and another copy of Dr. Crott 84. Auction Los 243, sold for approximately 120.000€. The present watch however is much more refined and detailed in the execution of the automaton, and also in the state of preservation of even higher quality. The watch is in two ways of historical importance. 1. The PM was lt. back inscription a gift in memory of Julius Adolph de Lagnel. Julius Adolph de Lagnel (*24. July, 1827, in Newark, New Jersey

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