AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FROM A FAMILY TRUST
SIGNED A. GENDRE/GENEVE, NO. 4545, CIRCA 1880
A. GENDRE. AN 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET OPENFACE LEVER WATCH WITH PINK GOLD AND ENAMEL SNAKE-FROM CLASP, SEAL AND KEY
Signed A. Gendre/Geneve, No. 4545, circa 1880
With gilt-finished jewelled lever movemet, ruby endstone, three arm balance, gold cuvette, the gilt dial with raised Roman numerals with scallopped centre, finely engraved with an idyllic scene of a town on a lake, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, the circular case with blue guilloché enamel hinged back and diamond-set flowers to the centre, the edge decorated with engraved florets, the band enhanced by engraved scrolls, cuvette signed and numbered, together with a pink gold clasp with a snake wrapped arond a blue enamel leaf with a key and seal on a chain
37 mm. diam.