MUSEUM antique Tixier calibre Chinese Duplex SOLID 18K GOLD&ENAMEL pocket watch. Important antique Tixier calibre Chinese Duplex SOLID 18K GOLD&ENAMEL pocket watch c1850 specially made for Emperor Daoguang. The Tixier calibre is unlike others!
Only few know to exist! The watch solid 18k gold case depicting an enamel portrait of Emperor Daoguang in his official dress. The watch is 101g heavy!!! The gold case alone wear 49g in 18k!!!
Amazing hand finished Duplex escapement-the central sleep seconds hand moves every second like a quartz watch! The watch comes with the original presentation luxury box! Fantastic solid silver dial with ornate solid 18k gold ornaments. Highly ornamented Tixier calibre movement, jumping center seconds, Crab Tooth Duplex. The fully decorated movement with elaborately decorated gilt bridges and polished plate.
Crab Tooth duplex escapement, the balance with "devil" weights to chase away bad spirits. Chaton Ruby endstone on balance. Tixier used a symmetrically laid-out movement and updated the existing so called "Chinese"calibre with 3/4-plate.
PERFECT WORKING ORDER The watch comes with a CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY! Provenance;the watch comes from the most important chinese collection of the bulgarian diplomat Mr. Ferdinandov, who was the Bulgarian ambasador in Beijing during 1960's.
He brought over 1000 Chinese watches and clocks. His collection is considered for the biggest one in the whole Eastern Europe! The history of Chinese watches.
The Chinese court's interest in European clocks began in the late Ming dynasty (1368 1644) in the reign of the Emperor Wanli r. 1573 1620 when he was presented in 1601 with two clocks, one of which had a chiming mechanism.
With this introduction, clocks became a favorite collectible in the Chinese imperial court and were considered highly valuable commodities by both the Kangxi r. 1662 1722 and Qianlong r.1736 1795 emperors of the Qing dynasty. Europeans, missionary or ambassadors, were soon alerted of this passion to grow the imperial collections of clocks, and elaborate clocks or pocket watches were presented as gifts and tributes to gain entry to the highest ranks of Chinese society. Get Images that Make Supersized Seem Small. Auctiva's Listing Templates improve your auctions in minutes. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "MUSEUM antique Tixier calibre Chinese Duplex SOLID 18K GOLD&ENAMEL pocket watch" is in sale since Friday, April 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".
The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.