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Watches and Wristwatches / Julien Le Roy, Paris. An unusual gilt and enamel key wind concealed watch in the form of a cello Circa 1890

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Julien Le Roy, Paris. An unusual gilt and enamel key wind concealed watch in the form of a cello
Circa 1890
17 May 2022, 13:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

Sold for £2,295 inc. premium

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Julien Le Roy, Paris. An unusual gilt and enamel key wind concealed watch in the form of a cello

Date: Circa 1890
Movement: Gilt full plate fusée verge, pierced and engraved balance bridge, silver regulation
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, black outer minute track with Arabic 5 minute markers, winding aperture at 3, blued steel spade hands
Case: Gilt in the form of a violin, hinged back, enamel decoration to body
Signed: Movement, case stamped JM possibly for Josef Mikalaschek
Size: 29mm x 95mm

Footnotes

The current lot was owned by the vendor's grandmother (sister of eminent Marxist philosopher György Lukács) who was a well known cellist.

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