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PIGUET & MEYLAN. A RARE 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET TWO-TRAIN HOUR STRIKING AND REPEATING MUSICAL CYLINDER WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET
PIGUET & MEYLAN. A RARE 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET TWO-TRAIN HOUR STRIKING AND REPEATING MUSICAL CYLINDER WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET

THE MAIN PLATE STAMPED PM FOR PIGUET ET MEYLAN, NO. 4902, CIRCA 1820

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PIGUET & MEYLAN. A RARE 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET TWO-TRAIN HOUR STRIKING AND REPEATING MUSICAL CYLINDER WATCH, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET
THE MAIN PLATE STAMPED PM FOR PIGUET ET MEYLAN, NO. 4902, CIRCA 1820
Keywound gilt finished movement, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm brass balance, gold cuvette decorated with flowers in blue enamel within a white enamel floral border, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, blued steel serpent hands, pearl-set bezels, the band decorated with champlevé enamel with gold foliage, lever in the band at 1 o'clock for activating the music, silent/music lever at 11 o'clock protruding through the cuvette, hinged case back with painted polychrome enamel scene depicting King Arthur and Emmeline holding a mirror belonging to her attendant Matilda where she sees King Arthur's reflection, the pendant with translucent dark blue enamel and the bow similarly decorated and set with pearls, case and cuvette numbered, movement stamped
55 mm. diam.

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US$20,000-30,000

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