• Movement 
    Automatic
  • Lot number 
    296
  • Location

Description

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN "THE COCKATIEL CLOCK" BLACK ONYX JADE AND GOLD
Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, "Astral", movement No. 389150, delivered in 1926,
elaborate case by Verger Frères, No. 9497. Retailed by Linzeler & Marchak, Paris.
Exceptional Chinoiserie, gold, black onyx, rhodochrosite, mother-of-pearl, jade, and lacquer
rose-cut diamond-set eight-day going desk clock.
Rhodochrosite carving of a cockatiel perched atop a branch on the black laquered silver-gilt
clock case with engraved mother of pearl and gold inlay, with hinged door to the reverse, the
front with applied rose-cut diamond set platinum radial Roman numerals, on turned rhodochrosite
balls upon black onyx base raised on gold bracket feet.
Carved and pierced jade dragon on a gilt background. Black enameled gold Oriental hands.
Rectangular, 47 x 38 mm. frosted gilt, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with five
adjustments, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring.
Movement signed, case door frame signed by Verger and by the retailer.


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First name 
Antiquorum
Last name 
New York

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