Item Type: Elgin Solid Gold Case Pocket Watch. NOT a gold fill watch, real solid gold case. Gent's, 0s, 14k yellow gold, diamond, pendant wound and pendant set, keyless, savonette, hunting case pocket watch, grade 354, made by the Elgin National Watch Company, Elgin, Illinois, USA circa 1909. Does not run for reasons unknown.I may have it serviced, and the price will go up by the price of the service. The movement looks BRAND NEW! I think it has never been opened before today.
Movement: A split damascened nickel plate movement, the Grade 354, Model 2, Class 116 made by the Elgin National Watch Company, Elgin Illinois, size 0 (jewel size), S/N 13554876, made in 1909 in a run of 4000 such movements, 15 jewels in in screw settings, pendant wound and pendant set, double roller, going barrel, quick train, Expansion type balance with Breguet hairspring and Moseley regulator, no adjustment, and fully signed and numbered. Movement Physically looks good, original, genuine but not functional. Appraisal in progress, price may go up. Visual Inspection: Tactile Inspection: Olfactory Inspection: Aural Inspection: Microscopic Inspection: Chemical Testing: Certainty of Authenticity: For more info do a search for "The Marcel Gibrat Collection" including the quote marks.
Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s.
Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD. In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter. Im Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcels extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I have grown up around art and.I worked with Marcel summers and in college. Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic.
Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged.There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary (a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. The item "14K SOLID GOLD CASE ELGIN HUNTER POCKET WATCH GRADE 354 IMMACULATE MOVEMENT" is in sale since Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".collection" and is located in Alameda, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.