RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 20th May, 2019
18th Century Swiss very rare & highly decorative 18k vari-coloured gold, hand painted enamel and diamond-set, open face verge watch with chatelaine. Gilt-finished verge movement, chain fusée, the removable watch case centred with a hand painted miniature of a young lady, chased vari-coloured gold and diamond-set floral decoration in high relief, diamond set push button. The watch with a white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, surrounded by old cut diamond boarder. Vari-coloured gold and diamond châtelaine decorated with a painted enamel plaques depicting portraits of a ladies, suspending a later key and a safety pin, hinged clip to the reverse, movement signed J S Patron, Geneve and numbered no 6038, made circa 1770, chatelaine hallmarked with French 18k gold guarantee mark (eagle head).
Reference Number: A5565
18th Century French three-coloured 18k gold snuff box, of oval form, engine turned, chased with floral decorations in oval reserves, within flowers and husk garlands on a matted ground. Hallmarked with French hallmarks, Paris, 1775-1785, Maker Unknown.
Reference Number: A5739