A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte B/Dresden, Movement No. 28203, Case No. 28203, 60 mm, 184 g, circa 1889
A heavy, magnificent Glashuette hunting case pocket watch - lever chronometer - with case decoration by Prof. Carl Ludwig Graff, sold in 1889 for the sum of 585 Marks Case: 18k pink gold, glazed movement. Dial: enamel. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, large gold screw compensation balance.
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.
Estimate 25,000 - 40,000 €
Price Realised 68,800 €
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