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Swiss. A fine and rare 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set beetle-form brooch watch
Swiss. A fine and rare 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set beetle-form brooch watch

UNSIGNED, CIRCA 1850

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Swiss. A fine and rare 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set beetle-form brooch watch
Unsigned, circa 1850
With gilt-finished jewelled cylinder movement, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, the chased, black enamel and diamond-set case with hinged transclucent scarlet guilloché enamel and diamond-set wing shards, diamond-set eyes, the hinged textured under case modelled to show the legs of the beetle, with attached brooch pin, opening to reveal the movement opposite an oval compartment with crystal designed to contain a miniature portrait, unsigned
42 mm. long
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