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Lot No. 25*
Lot No. 25*
Estimate  15,000 - 25,000 €
Price Realised  17,000 €
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Uhrenfabrik Union, Glashütte in Sachsen

, Movement No. 44056, Case No. 44056, 60 mm, 184 g, circa 1910

A decorative and heavy Glashuette hunting case pocket watch with case decoration by Prof. Carl Ludwig Graff and engraved portrait of Minerva - manufactured in quality 1A

Case: 14k pink gold, case design "Louis XV", glazed movement. Dial: enamel. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, gold screw compensation balance.

This piece made in Glashütte is likely to be the largest 1A standard watch in a case by Graff that was ever delivered by the Union Glashütte company. An irresistible timepiece in a perfect combination of beauty and function.

Prof. Karl Ludwig Theodor Graff , who was appointed director of the Institute of Applied Arts in Dresden (Dresdner Kunstgewerbeschule) in 1875, to create designs in this vein. From the 1880s onwards, more and more ostentatious decorations were created at Lange & Soehne company, where the medallion showed the image of the ancient Roman goddess Minerva, who had been worshipped as goddess of crafts, poetry and wisdom. Professor Graff then copyrighted his design which had won first prize in the Institute of Applied Arts' 1890 competition for the design and decoration of pocket watch cases.
Case: very good, slightly worn
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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