Precision Swiss Timepieces: An Antique Patek Philippe Pocket Watch

Patek Philippe pocket watch
A client brought us this beautiful Patek Philippe pocket watch in 2014, just in time to coincide with the renowned company’s 175th Anniversary. Patek Philippe is considered among the most prestigious of luxury Swiss brands and is respected for creating some of the most complicated mechanical watches ever made. The company’s origins lie in Geneva, Switzerland. Antoni Patek began making...

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From the Archives: A 19th Century Henry Capt Carriage Clock

c1880 Henry Capt Bronze Dore Carriage Clock
Today we’re taking a look back at one of our auction highlights from 2010: a late 19th century bronze doré carriage clock. The first carriage clock was invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the leading watchmaker of his day. Breguet (1747-1823) was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. His step-father came from a family of watchmakers, and while Abraham-Louis resisted joining the trade as a youth,...

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Indian Modernism: Jamini Roy Paintings

Jamini Roy painting, "Cat with Kitten"
Today’s spotlight is on a beautiful pair of Jamini Roy paintings that we sold for a client. We’re updating the highlights from our 2014 consignments and auctions, and these paintings were certainly an exciting find. Jamini Roy (1887-1972) was a celebrated Indian artist who was noted for his revolutionary modernist work. Roy began his artistic career painting in an academic style, creating...

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From the Archives: Esteban Vicente Collage

In 2009, a client brought in a striking mixed media collage signed Esteban Vicente. Our client had purchased the piece directly from the artist in the 1950s and was interested in exploring the possibility of selling it. Esteban Vicente Perez (1903-2001) was a Spanish-born American artist and one of the first generation of New York School abstract expressionists. The New York School was an informal,...

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