A rare decorative pearl-set enamel pocket watch for the Chinese market
A rare, decorative fine pearl-set enamel pocket watch with central seconds manufactured for the Chinese market
A rare, decorative fine pearl-set enamel pocket watch
with central seconds
manufactured for the Chinese market
date of manufacture approx. 1860
This remarable enamel pocket watch was manufactured for the Chinese market in the second half of the 19th century . The speciality of this pocket watch is the remarkable, lavishly decorated cream-coloured enamel dial. It has an applied central gold decoration inlaid with green stones. The faceted gold rhombs are mounted between Roman hours. The case is half pearl-set on both sides. The back side of this pocket watch has a central, polychrome enamel medaillon in finest perfection. This precious enamel painting shows the depiction of a beauty in profile, she wears a scarf which is fixed on the head with a shiny brooch.. This extremely fine painting is on an engine-turned, translucent cobalt blue enamelled ground. The lavishly florally engraved bridge movement is gilt and protected behind a glass dome with winding holes. The movement is a typical movement for the Chinese market with remarkable, abundant floral engraving and going barrell.
Details on the watch
radial Roman numerals
outer five-minute divisions
blued spade hands
florally decorated center
very good condition
lavishly florally engraved
gold wheel train
gold screw compensation balance
blued balance spring
fine adjusting device
fine florally engraved and pierced balance cock
chatoned ruby endstone on balance
The movement is is fully functional and running very well.
halfpearl-set on both sides
engine-turned and translucent cobalt blue enamelled back side
polychrome enamelled depicition of a beauty with scarf
hinged push back
diameter approx. 41mm without pendant
total weight approx. 52g
very good condition, small scratches on the glass
The watch is fully functional, is running very well and is in a very good total condition with slight age traces of use.
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