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An Exquisite French 18K and Vari-Gold, Enamel, Seed

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An Exquisite French 18K and Vari-Gold, Enamel, Seed
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An Exquisite French 18K and Vari-Gold, Enamel, Seed Pearl, Diamond and Ruby Pocket Watch with Ballooning Motif, circa 1790 Marks: (lightly stamped hallmark to fob ring) 1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches high (4.4 x 3.2 cm) (watch with fob ring) 4-5/8 inches high (watch with chain extended) PROVENANCE: Bonhams, Fine Ballooning Art: The Property of a Gentleman, 16 December 1991, Lot. 63; Acquired from the above. The watch with obverse having beaded seed pearl border framing vari-colored gold clock face, hour designations in Roman numerals and blued minute and hour hands, engraved map of the world to center cartouche, reverse with natural seed pearl border framing cobalt blue enameled ground with balloon comprising of alternating bands of mine cut diamonds and rubies.HID04901242017
Condition

Lot includes winding key, movement unmarked, case tests for 18K

Tiny sliver flake to enamel underneath basket possibly inherent to manufacture, one diamond missing to flag. Heritage does not guarantee the working order or completeness of watch mechanisms.

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An Exquisite French 18K and Vari-Gold, Enamel, Seed

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Sep 22, 2017
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Starting Price $1,500
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65131: An Exquisite French 18K and Vari-Gold, Enamel, Seed

Sold for $2,200
7 Bids
Est. $3,000 - $5,000Starting Price $1,500
Gentleman Collector & Art of the West #5325
Sep 22, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 65131 Details

Description
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An Exquisite French 18K and Vari-Gold, Enamel, Seed Pearl, Diamond and Ruby Pocket Watch with Ballooning Motif, circa 1790 Marks: (lightly stamped hallmark to fob ring) 1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches high (4.4 x 3.2 cm) (watch with fob ring) 4-5/8 inches high (watch with chain extended) PROVENANCE: Bonhams, Fine Ballooning Art: The Property of a Gentleman, 16 December 1991, Lot. 63; Acquired from the above. The watch with obverse having beaded seed pearl border framing vari-colored gold clock face, hour designations in Roman numerals and blued minute and hour hands, engraved map of the world to center cartouche, reverse with natural seed pearl border framing cobalt blue enameled ground with balloon comprising of alternating bands of mine cut diamonds and rubies.HID04901242017
Condition
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<P>Lot includes winding key, movement unmarked, case tests for 18K</P><P>Tiny&nbsp;sliver&nbsp;flake to enamel underneath basket possibly inherent&nbsp;to manufacture, one diamond missing to flag. Heritage does not guarantee the working order or completeness of watch mechanisms.</P>

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