AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FROM A FAMILY TRUST
SIGNED BARTHELONY, PARIS, NO. 5107, CIRCA 1750, CASE STAMPED PBC
BARTHELONY. A VERY RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL VERGE WATCH WITH TWO CONCEALED EROTIC SCENES
Signed Barthelony, Paris, No. 5107, circa 1750, Case stamped PBC
With gilt-finished movement, verge escapement, pierced and engraved decorative cock, square baluster pillars, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, Arabic five minute divisions, diamond-set hands, case with enamel classical scene of a lady being wooed in the country by a gentleman, a small catch when opened reveals two finely painted enamel erotic scenes, the lady in classical dress and the gentleman in oriental attire, the front bezel, engraved and set with four small enamelled plaques, movement signed, case stamped
45 mm. diam.