06-14-2011 06-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2550B Boston
June 14, 2011 10:00AMCalender

Art Deco Platinum Gem-set Figural Wristwatch, attributed to Eszeha

Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2550B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 14, 2011 10:00AM


Art Deco Platinum Gem-set Figural Wristwatch, attributed to Eszeha, the shaped case with two flappers in buffed-top ruby profile sporting buffed-top onyx bobs and wearing emerald circlets, smoking from long cigarette holders, exuding swirls of buffed-top calibre-cut sapphire smoke, full-cut diamond melee accents, and scroll-engraved gallery, calibre-cut buffed-top ruby lugs, lg. 2 1/8 in., completed by satin strap with platinum and diamond melee buckle.

Note: A drawing for this watch is pictured among a group of designs of decorative watch bands from Eszeha, Geneva, c. 1920, in Wristwatches History of a century's development, Kahlert, Muhe, and Brunner, p. 34. Eszeha was aquired by Chopard in the 1960s.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Replaced manual-wind movement. Later screws to case back, case back appears to be white gold.