RARE LOUIS XVI GOLD &
MINIATURE LANTERN FORM WATCH
Swiss, probably Geneva. Made circa 1780.
Very fine and extremely rare, varicoloured gold and rose-cut
diamond-set form watch designed as a lantern with three
Three-body, top cover with small winding aperture revealed
by pulling a lever at the side, top and bottom covers
hinged, decorated with applied varicoloured leaves and
flowers, swivel pendant set with a large rose-cut diamond,
bow set with further rose-cut diamonds.
Three identical dials of convex white enamel with radial
Roman chapters and outer Arabic five-minute numerals.
Gold arrow hands.
27 mm., gilt full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and
chain, verge escapement, plain brass balance, continental
clock pierced and engraved with four rocailles, mounted
under the top cover, motion work driven by a contrate
wheel mounted on the extension of the centre wheel that
meshes with three wheels, each driving motion works of the