Anon. A fine platinum, diamond and pearl-set hexagonal keyless pendant watch with enamel by Paillet
Anon. A fine platinum, diamond and pearl-set hexagonal keyless pendant watch with enamel by Paillet

FRENCH, POSSIBLY VERGER FRÈRES, CASE NO. 5396, ENAMEL BY FERNAND PAILLET, CIRCA 1910

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Anon. A fine platinum, diamond and pearl-set hexagonal keyless pendant watch with enamel by Paillet
French, possibly Verger Frères, case no. 5396, enamel by Fernand Paillet, circa 1910
With cross-shaped gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, the dial with small Arabic hour ring on an hexagonal blue, white and creme painted miniature neoclassical scene signed Paillet, the snap on back with a similar scene and diamond-set rim, the hexagonal case with diamond-set bezel and pendant, diamond-set band, the crown set with a larger pearl, miniature signed Paillet, case and movement unsigned
31 mm. wide & 48 mm. long

Lot Essay

Fernand Paillet (1850-1918) was a renowned enamelist, mastering the fine art of painted enamel miniatures. He was the miniature painter of the house of Boucheron but also often worked for Verger Frères and used classical motives to decorate jewelry and watches. Examples of his work are owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

For an example of a wristwatch with a similarly painted dial signed by Paillet see Ore d'Oro 2 by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 167.
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