Lot No. 125* (94th Auction) Grognier-Arnaud a Lyon, Case No. 16638, 34 mm, 26 g, circa 1810

A striking ensemble comprising a lady’s pendant watch with a splendid matching gold chatelaine, decorated with lapis lazuli elements and pearls – with presentation box
Case: 18k gold/lapis lazuli. Dial: enamel. Movm.: "Lepine" caliber, keywind, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance.

The back of the fine pocket watch is made from lapis lazuli. In the centre is a small five-pointed star of pearls. The gold rims on front and back are decorated with exquisite engraving, as are the pendant and the bow. The incredibly elaborate gold chatelaine consists of three parts and has a key as well as a signet decorated with lapis lazuli attached. The flexible chains have been created as interwoven ropes that have a textile-like appearance and are decorated with pearls. A large lapis lazuli plate shaped like a coat of arms makes up the top section of the chatelaine and carries a finely executed gold monogram studded with pearls; length 150 mm.
This is a very rare piece of supreme goldsmith’s work.
Estimate  15,000 - 17,000 €
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