Important Boucheron Imperial Iranian Presentation Gem Set Gold Clock 1955

Product code: V137
Price: POA
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Overview

An exquisite Boucheron jewelled 18ct gold timepiece, Paris, circa 1950. In the form of a flower, the pierced dial set with turquoise beads forming the numerals, the hands set with diamonds, centred with sapphires and a garnet, on a pierced stem with rope-twist borders, French 3e titre post-1838, signed Boucheron - paris, in a fitted suede case.

Provenance

Commissioned for the Iranian Royal Family

The celebrated French firm founded by Frederic Boucheron in 1858 has always been favoured by his royal and imperial patrons. In 1930, Louis Boucheron was commissioned by the Shah of Iran to assess the Royal Treasure of Iran, one of the world's most fabulous treasures, including a solid gold throne entirely set with precious gems and a terrestrial globe set with 51,336 stones. Louis Boucheron took several months to complete the appraisal, whose final total was kept secret, after which he, and his descendants, were made the official Curators and Guardians of the Iranian Treasure.

Specifications

 

Metal

18ct yellow gold

 

Height

14.5cm

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