BEAUTIFUL LADY PORTRAIT WATCH
FOR THE CHINESE MARKET ENAMEL
Swiss, probably Fleurier, case No. 82759. Made for the
Chinese market, circa 1880.
Fine, silver, painted on enamel and pearl-set pocket watch
with center-seconds. Accompanied by a period fitted
Three-body, "empire", pearl-set bezel, the back cover
decorated with a painted on enamel portrait of a young
lady with gold paillon highlights to her jewellery, translucent
royal blue enamel background over radial engine-turning,
pearl-set border. Spring-loaded and glazed cuvette.
White enamel with gold paillon decoration, narrow
radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions and Arabic
15-second numerals. Blued steel ovoid hands.
33 mm. gilded and entirely foliate engraved, "Chinese"
calibre, 10 jewels, standing barrel, counterpoised lateral lever
escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance spring,