14 November 2016
This lot is offered without a reserve
Swiss. A fine 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set mandolin-form watch
Unsigned, circa 1810
MOVEMENT: manual, cylinder escapement
DIAL: white enamel, Roman numerals
CASE: 18K gold, mandolin-form, band decorated with black champlevé enamel and pearls, the back with translucent royal blue enamel and enameled musical score on engraved gold foliage, the front overlaid with translucent red enamel and set with pearls, gold strings, 67.7 x 29.5 mm.
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