Lot No. 174 (91st Auction)
French, 70 x 44 mm, circa 1830

A very fine and decorative porcalain watch key "Guardian Angel"
Case: porcelain and gilt silver mount. Both sides with polychrome painted porcelain plaques. On the front side a portrait of a young girl with brown hair wearing a white dress, a landscape of trees and mountains in the background. On the reverse, on a pale blue background, the depiction of a winged angel holding a frame with banner: "AMO VERITA" ("True Love").

Illustrated and described in: "The Keys of Time" by Yves Droz, France 2012, p. 178-179.
Estimate  2,800 - 3,400 €

Price Realised  3,300 €
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