London, South Kensington
11 December 2001
A Belle Epoque diamond, gold and enamel fob watch on an enamel chain,
the engine-turned dial with Arabic numerals signed Henry Capt, Geneve, with jewelled lever movement, the case decorated with purple and white enamel, defective, with central diamond and rose-cut diamond flowerhead, suspended from a purple enamel torpedo link neckchain.
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