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ROSSINI, Gioachino (1792-1868) – AN ANTIQUE GOLD CANE HANDLE AND WATCH

ROSSINI, Gioachino (1792-1868) – AN ANTIQUE GOLD CANE HANDLE AND WATCH

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ROSSINI, Gioachino (1792-1868) – AN ANTIQUE GOLD CANE HANDLE AND WATCH
Designed as a chased and engraved handle depicting trophies of musical instruments and doves on reeded background with urns and flowers between, to the enamel top depicting a scene of lovers. Handle with two diamond set push pieces which releases the concealed watch head of white enamel dial and Roman numeral chapters on the reverse of the enamel top. Mounted in 18K gold, with maker's mark PG surmounted by a crown. Measuring approximately 2 5/8 inches (6.80 cm) in length, top of handle measuring approximately 1½ inches (3.85 cm). Circa 18th century.
Provenance
Gioachino Rossini – Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961; minutes of the Metropolitan Opera Guild's Memorabilia Committee for 1967-1968).

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