FOR THE HOUSE OF HABSBURG-LORRAINE
EXCEPTIONAL CHATELAINE & WATCH
Retailed by Otterbourg, Paris, case No. 17916. Made for a member of the House of
Habsburg-Lorraine, circa 1850.
Exceptionally fine and rare, varicolored gold, silver and painted on enamel, keyless
pendant watch with a matching chatelaine, key and fob with lapis-lazuli matrix.
Four-body, bezel with engraved repeated laurel leaf decoration, engine-turned
back applied with high-relief chased varicolored gold scrolls and flowers, the
center with painted on enamel shield of the Hbsburg-Lorraine arms flanked by
silver putti. Hinged gold cuvette. CHATELAINE extremely finely chased with
varicolored scrolls and articulated flower swags, the watch support with two
silver billing doves, lapis-lazuli seal fob with a silver cherub holding a flower
garland, matching key, three silver winged putti above holding the painted
on enamel Habsburg-Lorraine arms, surmounted by a jeweled ducal
White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track and
outermost large red Arabic five-minute numerals. Pierced gold hands.
13''', matte gilt, wolf's tooth winding, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement,
three-arm gilt balance, flat balance spring, index regulator.