Lot 4: A Finely Enameled Lady's Pocket Watch with Chatelaine, 19th C.
October 21, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Enameled gold pocket watch
Switzerland, mid-19th century
Manual wind movement with cylinder escapement, 8 rubies, hour and minute
Enameled dial with gold-plated spade hand
18 karat gold casing (tested); the front cover with enameled figural scene of two girls set in a landscape; enameled floral bouquet on the reverse, surrounded by scattered flowers
Finely chased chatelaine made of partly gilt brass; enameled cartouches depicting flower bouquets, framed by vegetal and ornamental borders; suspension hook on the reverse
1 key attached to the chain
Diameter of casing: 3.5 cm; dimensions of the chain: 11 x 5,5 cm
Overall weight: circa 88 g
Good working condition
The watch is in good overall condition. The dial is minimally damaged, and the enamel colors are slightly rubbed off in part. One of the hands and a key are missing. The present key is damaged. The diameter of the watch case is 3.5 cm, while the chain measures 11 x 5.5 cm. The overall weight is approximately 88 g. During a short-term test, the watch was functional, but long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. An overhaul of the watch is recommended. (cko)
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