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Lot No. 449
Schatz & Vignier à Genève, Case No. 122, 46 mm, 70 g, circa 1830

A splendour gold enamel verge pocket watch
Case: 18k pink gold, case decoration with granulations, richly set with turquoises, emeralds and ground rubies, the back lid with an oval multi-coloured enamel medallion picturing Lake Geneva and the Salève mountain in the background, an earth road in the foreground, case maker punch mark "TF". Dial: two-tone silvered, radial Roman hours, applied two-tone gold flower ornaments, engine-turned centre, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, signed, chain/fusee, three-arm brass balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance bridge.

The Granulation in jewellery
Granulation is a jewellery manufacturing technique whereby a surface is covered in spherules or granules of precious metal. The technique is thought to have its origins in Sumer about 5,000 years ago.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granulation_%28jewe​llery%29, as of 10/06/2014.
Estimate  3,400 - 4,000 €

Price Realised  8,500 €
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