-Tiffany & Co. 1910 Edwardian Guilloche Pendant Watch In Platinum With Diamonds
Edwardian Enamel Pendant Watch By Verger Freres For Tiffany & Co.
Very fine and rare pendant watch, created during the Edwardian period in Paris France by Verger Freres for Tiffany & Co., back in the 1910. Crafted with rectangular shape in solid platinum and yellow gold of 18 karats. Embellished with engine turned guilloche topped by green-blue glass enamels. The Watch Winds and Sets By Turning The Bale. Fitted on top with a swivel movable ring to wear in a chain. The reverse is mount with a rectangular panel which is enameled by Fernand Paillet, depicting a draped woman (Venus?) advancing and holding a trophy with a winged cupid child behind carrying a cup and a bouquet of flowers.
Movement: Pendant wind and set bridge plate movement.
Dial: Rectangular, silvered with blued Roman numbers and blued steel Breguet hands, with beveled glass signed Tiffany & Co.
Case: Rectangular in 18kt and enamel with diamonds set in platinum by Verger Freres, serial 3749.
Fernand Paillet (1850-1918)
He was a French figurine artist, miniature portraitist and jewelry designer. Was born in 1850 in Niort, France and was trained by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. Paillet exhibited at the Salon de Paris in 1873, worked between 1879 and 1888 in the porcelain factory at Sevres and established a studio in Paris in 1890. He became renowned for his figurines, made in bronze and ceramic. He painted portraits of American socialites of the Gilded Age. His portrait sitters included Edith Wharton, the American novelist of the Belle Epoque and miniatures for the Peter Marié collection, now preserved by the New-York Historical Society. He was the miniature painter for the Parisian jeweler Boucheron, working very early on in the Art Nouveau style. Since its founding in 1858, Boucheron creation of exquisite timepieces has led to its nickname "the jeweler of time." Paillet also designed jewelry, a pendant he designed for Marcus & Co., another luxury jewelry retailer in New York, is exhibited at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
Diamonds: Mounted in a pave setting, with 228 European rose cut diamonds, 2.30 carats, G/H color, VS/SI clarity.
Weight: 30.60 Grams, (19.61 Dwt).
Measurements: 26 mm by 43 mm (1.02 x 1.69 Inches).
Hallmarks Stamped with French marks, two times with the maker's mark VF associated to Verger Freres, four times with the mark of the eagle for the assay of the gold and the platinum, two times with the serial numbers and signed, "TIFFANY & CO. 3749".
They was synonym for watches, clocks and jewelry of unparalleled creativity and design, inevitably evokes the ever popular Edwardian and the Art Deco periods. The celebrated house was founded in Paris in 1872 by the talented jeweler and watchmaker Ferdinand Verger (1851-1928). His sons Georges and Henri, as gifted as their father, joined the firm which, in 1911, was renamed Verger Frères, introducing the famous trademark "VF" in a lozenge-shaped stamp, the acknowledged mark for the most esteemed Art Deco pieces. In the years to follow, the manufacture reached its peak, excelling in the production of the most creative designs of the period. Verger Frères creations are distinguished by their innovative use of precious materials and the outstanding workmanship of their watches, clocks, stands, jewelry and frames. Although often associated with Vacheron & Constantin, Verger also worked with all of the great houses of the time, among them Ostertag, Van Cleef & Arpels, Janesich, Lacloche, Jaeger and Boucheron in Europe, and Tiffany, Black, Starr & Frost, Spalding & Co. and J. E. Caldwell in the United States, just to name some.
The Edwardian era
Like the Georgian and Victorian eras before it, derives its name from the reign of the English King, Edward VII (1901-1910). Edwardian jewelry is known for representing femininity while incorporating a lot of the color white. Think diamonds, pearls and white metals like platinum and white gold. Diamonds often had an Old Mine or European cut and sapphires were a popular choice for a pop of color. They tended to be made from platinum and diamonds – the more, the merrier – and used fashionable, intricate techniques such as filigree and millegrain. Edwardian rings are works of art and best worn alone or alongside a simple wedding band. Mill graining, a new decorative technique made possible by the use of platinum, is featured often on Edwardian jewelry. Its border of delicate balls and ridges surrounding a gemstone or on the knife sharp edges of a design served to give jewelry a softer, lighter look.
This technique is used in fine jewelry to enhance the appearance of brooches, rings and pendants. Guilloché enamel refers to metal pieces that have been given the Guilloché treatment and then covered with a translucent layer of enamel, giving the geometric patterns underneath the enamel a colorful hue.
This is a jewelry technique which refers to the textural effect of a close-set line of metal beads that are typically used as a border on the edges or bezels of jewelry.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Collateral: This piece is accompanied by a certificate appraisal prepared by a Gia certified gemologist. The certificate state the full description of this piece of jewelry and the exact information for each type of gemstone, displayed.
Condition: The overall condition of this pendant watch is very good. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold or the platinum. All diamonds are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and the authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: P112423SNNM.8826