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Europe: Switzerland, Geneva
Mid 19th c.
gold; glass; enamel
overall: 85 x 9 mm
Folding lorgnette with spring lever in handle and ribbon ring. Rectangular lenses. 'X' bridge.18ct gold case decorated with tooled leaf and scroll patterns and incorporating a watch featuring cylinder escapement with four jewels. Classical love scene in sylvan setting depicted in enamel on case lid. Also a gold chain bar (chain missing) and regulator key in matching design.
BOA Purchase, 1934