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#294 - Andy Warhol Estimate: $10,000+

Andy Warhol's 14K gold Elgin pocket watch

Andy Warhol's personally-owned 14K white gold Elgin Crusader pocket watch, measuring 1.75″ in diameter, with a back that opens to reveal an ornate engraved filigree pattern, along with the make and model. The center of the open back reads "Pat's Pending, 14 Karat, 11688, 54," and the opposite side is etched, "Elgin Crusader." The face is white with gold Arabic numerals and gold hands, and has an inset seconds dial. In fine condition. Provenance: The Andy Warhol Collection, Sotheby's, April 1988. Accompanied by the original Sotheby's catalog, a copy of the lot tag, and a letter of provenance from University Archives.

Warhol had an appreciation of art which translated into his penchant for luxury watches. He was once quoted as saying: 'I don't wear a [Cartier] Tank watch to tell the time. In fact, I never wind it. I wear a Tank because it's the watch to wear.' Warhol himself was an avid collector of watches, said to own over 300 pieces, the most beloved of which he kept in a canopy hung over his bed. This superb, sophisticated timepiece is an exceptional example boasting exquisite provenance.

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