22 May 2001
A Swiss pearl-set and enamelled gold vinaigrette
circa 1830, unmarked
In the form of a pendant watch-fob, circular with applied twin serpent handle set with pearls and cabochon eyes, the cover enamelled in royal blue with central floral spray, the scalloped border set with pearls, the reverse with foliate central motif and white enamelled border, with foliate scroll grille, suspended on a gold curb chain
1¼ in. (32 mm.) diam.
2¾ in. (70 mm.) long overall
Sotheby's, London, 28 April 1988, lot 296 (£2,600).
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