Hartmann, Vienna. A late 18th century key wound pocket watch in the form of a cittern Circa 1790
Lot 18
Hartmann, Vienna. A late 18th century key wound pocket watch in the form of a cittern Circa 1790
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,983) inc. premium
Lot Details
Hartmann, Vienna. A late 18th century key wound pocket watch in the form of a cittern
Circa 1790
Signed full plate fusee verge movement, enamel dial with black Arabic numerals and outer five minute divisions hinged within engraved case in the shape of a lute with intricate blue, red, black and green enamelling and seed pearl detailing, glazed front under the 'strings' to reveal movement within, dial and movement signed
Diameter 29mm, length 68mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Busca Collection, Villa Serbelloni, Como, acquired in the 18th and 19th century,
    By descent to the present owners

    There are several 'Hartmanns' listed in Vienna around 1769.
    The cittern, also known as the 'English guitar' was popular during the 18th century.
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