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A GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET KEYLESS PENDANT WATCH IN THE FORM OF A SCARAB BEETLE CIRCA 1880 [ 瑞士製黃金飾琺瑯鑲鑽石金龜子造型吊墜錶,年份約1880]

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Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 CHF

Swiss

Swiss

A GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET KEYLESS PENDANT WATCH IN THE FORM OF A SCARAB BEETLE CIRCA 1880 [ 瑞士製黃金飾琺瑯鑲鑽石金龜子造型吊墜錶,年份約1880]

A GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET KEYLESS PENDANT WATCH IN THE FORM OF A SCARAB BEETLE CIRCA 1880 [ 瑞士製黃金飾琺瑯鑲鑽石金龜子造型吊墜錶,年份約1880]

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 CHF

Lot sold:

18,900

CHF

Swiss


A GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET KEYLESS PENDANT WATCH IN THE FORM OF A SCARAB BEETLE

CIRCA 1880

[ 瑞士製黃金飾琺瑯鑲鑽石金龜子造型吊墜錶,年份約1880]


Movement: unsigned oval gilded, wolf's tooth winding, cylinder escapement, flat three-arm balance

Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals with red '12' o'clock, gold hands

Case: gold, in the form of a scarab beetle, the back naturalistically chased and engraved with the insect's abdomen and legs, translucent red enamel covered wings heightened with black enamel spots, diamond-set outlines and neck, the forelegs forming the pendant, pusher to base of wings opens wings to reveal dial, ruby-set eyes, pusher for hand-setting to left of beetle's neck, case back hinged and opening to reveal glazed cuvette


length 70mm, width 25.5mm


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Movement: running at time of cataloguing and hands adjusting correctly. Dial: in good condition Case: in good condition, the chased and engraved abdomen and legs retain very good definition and the enamel appears to be good overall with a few small scratches and minor chipping to the small panel around the pusher for opening the wings.


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