Blondel & Melly. A fine 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set openface keywound cylinder watch made for the Turkish market
Blondel & Melly. A fine 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set openface keywound cylinder watch made for the Turkish market

SIGNED BLONDEL & MELLY, GENEVE, NO. 14070, CIRCA 1825

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Blondel & Melly. A fine 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set openface keywound cylinder watch made for the Turkish market
Signed Blondel & Melly, Geneve, No. 14070, circa 1825
With gilt-finished cylinder movement, maker-engraved gold cuvette bordered by polychrome enamel floral and scroll decorative panels, the white enamel dial with Turkish numerals, gold moon-style hands, the scalloped case with alternating polychrome enamel floral panels and pearl-set panels to the bezel, the hinged back with alternating lavendar and polychrome enamel petal-shaped panels and pearl-set petal-shaped panels, blue and white enamel decoration to the pendant, blue enamel and pearl-set decoration to the bow, case numbered and stamped FM, cuvette signed, numbered and stamped FM
50 mm. diam.

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