Henry Malsy. An 18K gold and enamel openface verge watch
Signed Henry Malsy, London, circa 1700 and later
Full plate gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, finely pierced and engraved balance cock and foot, later white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, case decorated in the manner of Huaud, painted polychrome enamel pastoral vignettes to the band, framed by foliage and flowers on yellow and mauve ground, further decorated with applied ruby and paste-set decoration, painted polychrome enamel scene depicting Venus and Adonis to the reverse, interior also decorated with a painted pastoral scene, swivel bow, movement signed
49 mm. diam.