30 May 2016
This lot is offered without a reserve
SWISS. A FINE VARI-COLOURED GOLD AND GEM-SET LYRE-SHAPED KEYWOUND VERGE WATCH
UNSIGNED, NO. 28'728, CIRCA 1820
Chain fusée verge movement, pierced and engraved balance cock, gilt engine-turned dial, Roman numerals on engraved chapter ring, hinged within the pink gold lyre-shaped case, applied gold scroll bezel with ruby or emerald-set cardinal points and similar horns, the reverse with applied vari-coloured scroll and floral motifs within a laurel wreath bezel embellised with rubies and turquoise beads, with engraved pendant hoop, case numbered
Overall height 61 mm.
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With fitted presentation box.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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