Monday, November 17, 2008
PATEK-PHILIPPE WATCH BY PELLARIN-LEROY
Art is not only about paintings or sculptures. Art is everywhere, in the eye of the beholder but also it may be around his wrist or in this case in the front pocket of his jacket.
This fine and unique 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with enamel miniature after George Morland (1763-1804) by Swiss maker L. Pellarin-Leroy and retailed by Cartier was made in 1969.
It is one of the kind and the enamel miniature on the watch is after 'The Check' by George Morland, a late 18th century British painter of sporting art. "The Check" is part of a series of four paintings entitled "Fox Hunting: Going Out, Going Into Cover, The Check and The Death". In hunting terms, the check refers to an interruption of the hunt, usually caused by the hounds losing the scent of the fox.
It was offered at an auction in Geneva in November 2008 and has been estimated between $25,000 and $42,000. The watch went for $ 52,686.