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Lot No. 429
Lot No. 429
Estimate  18,000 - 25,000 €
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Piguet & Meylan à Genève

, Movement No. 292, Flange No. 292, 67 x 36 x 17 mm, 110 g, circa 1812

An extremely rare miniature musical box of high quality - with contemporary winding key

Case: 18k rose gold, third gold standard mark of Geneva 1809-1814, case makers punch mark "JC" in a lozenge with a crown and a trefoil. Movm.: musical movement of excellent quality, brass, punch mark "P&M" (Piguet & Meylan), pinned disc, 17 teeth.

The rectangular body of the box has rounded corners that are engraved with stylized acanthus flowers. All sides are decorated with an engine-turned pattern of circles; on cover and base the guilloche pattern is framed by borders of engraved flowers on Sablé ground. The cover is hinged, the winding square sits in the base.

Philippe Samuel Meylan met Isaac Daniel Piguet and formed the partnership with him; they worked in Geneva under the name "Piguet & Meylan" from 1811 to 1828. The company became famous for its pocket watches with special functions; they created automatons with man and animal shapes and intricate musical mechanisms as well as skeleton watches.
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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