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PROPERTY OF A TRUST, LOTS 136-139

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A RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMOND AND PEARL-SET MUSICAL LORGNETTE TIMEPIECE FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET CIRCA 1810
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PROPERTY OF A TRUST, LOTS 136-139

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A RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMOND AND PEARL-SET MUSICAL LORGNETTE TIMEPIECE FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET CIRCA 1810
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Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMOND AND PEARL-SET MUSICAL LORGNETTE TIMEPIECE FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET CIRCA 1810

• movement with cylinder escapement and fixed barrel playing music on a pinned barrel with five tuned stack teeth, released on demand by means of a pin at 1 o'clock • dial with engine-turned centre and gold Arabic numerals, the surrounding polychrome enamel in tones of blue, black, red and green representing trophies of music, flags and a small crescent, the word carillon in gold at 11 o'clock • tear-drop form case with circular panel finely painted with a still life of polychrome enamel flowers issuing from diamond-set vase, pearl-set bezel, the case fitted with a retracting lorgnette, polished gold reverse, suspended from a short gold chain


diameter 65mm.
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The only other known complicated lorgnette of nearly identical construction, but only with automaton and no timepiece or music work is in the Musée des Lunettes et Lorgnettes de Jadis, Collection Pierre Marly, Paris, France

Provenance

Lord Sandberg Collection

 

 

Literature

Cammer-Cuss, The Lord  Sandberg Watch Collection, pp. 456-457

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