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Verger Freres Rare 1900s Paillet Platinum Diamond Enamel Pendant Watch

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Documentation Signed
Origin Switzerland
Period 1900-1949
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1910
Description Verger Frères


The name "Verger Frères", a synonym for watches, clocks and jewelery of unparalleled creativity and design, inevitably evokes the ever popular Art Deco period. 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, jewellery 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.


Fernand Paillet


Fernand Paillet (1840-1918), a pupil of Carrier-Belleuse, painted miniature portraits on
enamel and porcelain, and also worked in aquarelle. His portrait sitters included Edith
Wharton, the American novelist of the Belle Epoque. Paillet exhibited at the Salon de Paris
1873, and between 1879 and 1888 worked in the porcelain factory at Sevres. 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's creation of exquisite timepieces has
led to its nickname "the jeweler of time."

Paillet's works are found throughout history on a variety of hand painted of very rare enamel pendant watches and worked extremely close with the two leading firms Vacheron and Constantin and verger Freres when a special commission was requested for high grade enameling

Timepiece dimensions

Diameter 29mm
29mm x 38mm

Thickness
6mm
Metals Platinum
Gender Men's , Ladies'
Styles / Movements Fine Jewelry, Rare Jewels, Signed Pieces
Incollect Reference Number 240515
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