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Auktionen Dr. Crott 91st Auction

174 173 172 French, 70 x 44 mm, circa 1830 A very fine and decorative porcalain watch key “Guardian Angel” Case: porcelain and gilt silver mount. Both sides with polychrome painted porcelain plaques. On the front side a portrait of a young girl with brown hair wearing a white dress, a landscape of trees and mountains in the background. On the reverse, on a pale blue background, the depiction of a winged angel holding a frame with banner: “AMO VERITA” (“True Love”). Illustrated and described in: “The Keys of Time” by Yves Droz, France 2012, p. 178-179. 法國 — 極精緻,裝飾藝術風格的瓷鐘錶鑰匙”守護天使” 40760  C: 2  2.800 - 3.400 EUR 3.100 - 3.800 USD 25.200 - 30.600 HKD French, 48 x 79 mm, circa 1840 A rare, large mourning watch key Case: gold, ivory and auburn hair. Reeded band, two-sided glazed oval medallion, gold mount with scroll motifs. Scenes of funeral monuments. The front side with an altar, decorated with branches and surmounted by an urn. A skull and crossbones lean against the base of the monument. Nearby a medallion with monogram “MCP”. The back side with a winged hour glass on the altar, on the left a scythe, in the right a palm tree made of auburn hair. A skull and crossbones lean against the base, along with a medallion with the monogram “JVA”. Illustrated and described in: “The Keys of Time” by Yves Droz, France 2012, p. 66-67. 法國 — 罕見的”悲傷”大鐘錶鑰匙 40756  C: 2  2.800 - 4.000 EUR 3.100 - 4.400 USD 25.200 - 36.000 HKD French, 64 mm, circa 1830 An extremely rare, decorative pocket watch key with cameo “Zeus and Hera” Case: gilt brass, large carved oval medallion of sardonyx: the front side with the portrait of Zeus, the back side with the portrait of Zeus’ wife and also sister Hera, ornamented frame with cornucopias. This key is made of three-layered sardonyx, which lends itself admiration to the engravers’ talent. They made good use of the alternating white and red-brown stripes of sardonyx, a variety of chalcedony. Illustrated and described in: “The Keys of Time” by Yves Droz, France 2012, p. 84-85. 法國 — 極罕見,裝飾藝術風格的懷錶陶瓷鑰匙”Zeus and Hera” 40757  C: 2  2.800 - 3.500 EUR 3.100 - 3.900 USD 25.200 - 31.500 HKD

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