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Auktionen Dr. Crott 91st Auction

118* 117 116 Paris, 77 x 57 x 18 mm, circa 1830  A very fine gold enamel snuff box Case: 18K gold, Parisian gold stamp for 18K gold 1819-1838, two later Parisian punch marks for gold 1838-1846. Scalloped rectangular form with floral engraving; hinged lid, base and scalloped rims with white and gold Champlevé summer flowers on black ground; rims with geometrical black and white Champlevé borders. 巴黎 — 極精緻的黃金琺瑯煙盒 40706  C: 2  15.000 - 17.000 EUR 16.500 - 18.700 USD 135.000 - 153.000 HKD Gregson, Hor. du Roy à Paris, Case No. 2180, 54 mm, 102 g, circa 1788 A gentleman’s very fine and decorative gold enamel pocket watch with virgule escapement Case: protecting case - copper, gilt, à goutte, glazed on one side. Inner case - 22k gold and enamel, engraved golden flower border on a blue ground, the back side with translucid pale blue enamel over an lavishly engine-turned ground. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, signed, gold arrow- shaped hands. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, virgule escapement, going barrel, three-arm brass balance. Jean-Pierre Gregson Jean-Pierre Gregson originally came from England; he was appointed clockmaker to the royal court in Paris in 1776. The importance of his position was corroborated by the fact that in 1786 he was appointed a member of the commission for the establishment of a royal manufactory. The other members were the most famous makers of France - Breguet, Berthoud and Lepaute. Gregson was one of the first makers of his time to use Lépine’s bridge caliber. However, after the outbreak of the French Revolution a position as maker to the court was not beneficial to Gregson’s business anymore, so he abandoned the title quickly. While his repeating clock No. 2181 was still signed “Hor du Roy”, No. 2276 only bore the signature “Hger à Paris”. In 1790 Gregson returned to London to be safe. He established a new workshop and called it “Gregson London”. He continued to build French style clocks and kept his old numbering system. Source: Tardy “Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais”, Paris 1972, p. 272 and http://watch-wiki.de/index.php?title=Gregson,_Jean_Pierre, as of 03/22/2011. An almost identical watch is illustrated and described in: “The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches”, Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd, 1976, p. 154, 155. Gregson, Hor. du Roy 巴黎 — 極精緻,裝飾藝術風格的男仕黃金琺 瑯懷錶,附特殊半月形擒縱 41012  C: 2 D: 2, 33 M: 2, 41  8.800 - 10.000 EUR 9.700 - 11.000 USD 79.200 - 90.000 HKD Brown, Cheapside, Movement No. 973, 57 mm, 110 g, circa 1810 A gentleman’s most decorative gold enamel pocket watch Case: protecting case - gold plated, à goutte, glazed. Inner case - gold enamel, the back side with translucid cobalt blue enamel over an lavishly engine-turned ground, half pearl set bezels on the front and back side. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, gold arrow-shaped hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, signed, gilt, chain/fusee, solid movement pillars, plain three-arm steel balance. Brown, Cheapside — 極富裝飾藝術風格的黃金琺瑯懷錶 41009  C: 2 D: 2, 31 M: 2, 41, 51  8.200 - 9.500 EUR 9.100 - 10.500 USD 73.800 - 85.500 HKD

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