L'Epine à Paris, Case No.s 104 and 14, 50 mm, 75 g, circa 1770
An extremely rare gold enamel verge pocket watch with centre seconds and regulator dial with a rare combination of date and weekday indications, studded with paste stones. The watch comes with a matching gold enamel chatelaine Case: gold enamel. Dial: enamel. Movm.: full plate movement, three-arm brass balance.
This marvellous ensemble of a pocket watch and its chatelaine is richly decorated with enamelling and stones. The back of the case shows a painted scene at a fountain: a small boy scooping water for a young lady. The background has a radial engine-turned pattern and cobalt blue enamelling. The painted scene is framed by decorative stones and two banners: "Ca Ce(st)" (This is) at the top and "D'Amitie" (friendship) below. The outer rim is decorated with stones on both sides. The chatelaine has three parts with ornamental enamel plaques; the bottom one shows a scene with sherpherdesses. An enamelled key is attached as well as a signet and two containers in the form of a heart and a wicker basket, respectively; length 210 mm.
Estimate 12,500 - 15,000 €
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