LORGNETTE WATCH PAINTED ON ENAMEL AND GOLD
Baudin Freres, Geneve. Made circa 1870.
Very fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel folding lorgnette with
concealed watch. Accompanied by the original fitted box and winding key.
Spring-loaded front cover decorated with a painted on enamel panel depicting
an angel and his muse against a flower background, finely and deeply
pierced and chased body decorated with scrolls and flowers, the hinged
lorgnette released by a catch in the side, ring suspension loop.
White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, set in a polished
gold plate. Blued steel hands.
10 ½```, gilt brass bar caliber, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain gilt
brass three-arm balance, blued-steel flat balance spring, index regulator.