Attributed to J. Ullmann & Co. Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin, Case No. 83328, 56 mm, 118 g, circa 1880
A rare silver enamel pocket watch with centre seconds, studded with half-pearls for the Chinese Market Case: silver, the back cover with a portrait of a lady in period costume against an engine-turned and translucent cobalt blue enamelled ground, the bezels set with half pearls, glazed movement. Dial: enamel, inlaid paillon decor. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, lavishly hand-engraved, standing barrel, side lever escapement, screw compensation balance.
The J. Ullmann & Co company was established around 1880 by Jacques Ullmann in Fleurier, with successful branches soon opening in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin, Paris and Vladivostock. Jacques Ullmann worked with other makers such as Edouard Juvet, John Barwise and Tavannes Watch Co.; in 1918 he purchased the Bovet company. Source: https://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=J._Ullmann_%26_Co., as of 10/07/2017
Estimate 5,500 - 7,500 €
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