Lot 79Ostertag, Vacheron & Constantin Gold, Tortoise Shell, Mother-of-Pearl, Abalone Pearl, Jasper, Jade and Black Onyx Miniature Desk Clock
Mechanical, rectangular tortoise shell case topped by a rectangular abalone pearl, rectangular numberless mother-of-pearl dial, gold-tone hands, gold, brown jasper and mother-of-pearl parrot perched on a jasper branch with abalone pearl leaves, mother-of-pearl and abalone pearl ground amidst mother-of-pearl flowers, black enamel border applied with gold Arabic numerals, reverse with hinged door, atop a jade and black onyx stepped platform, dial with maker's mark for Vladimir Makovsky, movement signed Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, Suisse, Astral no. 403608, inner frame of door signed Ostertag, no. 9927, with hallmarks, circa 1925. 3 x 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches.
C Property from a Westchester Collector
Sold for $53,550
The movement is currently running, but is not guaranteed to be in working order. 15J, 5 adj., gilt-finish 8-day movement, knurled concave setting disc and fold-down wind.
Top rectangular abalone pearl: brown with bands of rose and green orient, good luster.
Dial in good condition.
Jade: light green with deeper apple green mottling, translucent, good luster.
Small ding on top gold edge of case. Some chipping to bottom of black onyx base.
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