Hotel Richemond, Geneva
18 May 2004
Anon. A fine and rare 18K gold urn-form verge watch
Unsigned, circa 1820
With gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel hands with applied gold star-shaped decorated points, all set within four superimposed chased and engraved gold plates in form of an urn, the balance and regulator exposed through an aperture in the pierced and engraved foliage decorated top, the reverse with an applied circular cartouche with a painted polychrome enamel scene depicting a seated lady and two cherubs, all in circular outer case with glazed sides and ribbed band, unsigned
55 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by an associated burgundy leather fitted box.
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