Lot n° 206
8000 - 12000 EUR
Result with fees
Folding, gold, hand-held, hand-held, folding... - Lot 206 - Osenat
Folding, gold, hand-held, hand-held, folding bezel, with spring-loaded button opening, mounted on an axis. Decorated on the top with a lapis lazuli cover decorated with diamond inlaid lily flowers, with button opening. He discovered a small watch with a white enamelled dial and Arabic numerals, with an engraved inscription "Rossel et Fils Succrs de J.F. Bautte et Cie à Genève". In its wooden case, covered with grief, decorated inside with silk and ivory velvet, with a key with a small ivory handle and a small gold key. B.E. Provenance: Descendance of Marshal Davout, Duke of Auerstaedt, Prince of Eckmühl. Biography: Jean-François Bautte (1772-1837) Founder, in Geneva, of the most complete factory of the time (300 workers): manufacture of movements, watch cases, dials, jewellery, automatons and music boxes. With customers including the crowned heads of Europe, this self-made man opens a branch in Paris and a sales counter in Florence, and also trades with Turkey, India and China. Among the first manufacturers of extra-flat watches. His son Jacques Bautte (1806-1885) and his son-in-law Jean-Samuel Rossel (1799-1881) ensured the continuity of the company, relayed by Jacques Rossel (1824-1896), his grandson.
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