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watch lorgnette
LORGNETTES
watch lorgnette
Europe: Switzerland
c.1840-1845
gold
overall: 98 x 11 mm

Folding lorgnette with spring lever in handle and ribbon ring. Rectangular lenses. 'X' bridge.18ct gold case decorated with tooled leaf and flower patterns and incorporating a watch featuring a cylinder escapement with three jewels, a polished steel internal cover to the bedplate and a generic (unsigned) dial. Sprung cobalt blue enamel case lid decorated by rosespray pattern featuring a central old mine cut diamond surrounded by smaller rose cut diamonds joined by liquid copper trails. Spring release clip at end of handle by suspension loop.


1999.900

BOA Purchase, 1934



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