Gold and Enamel Verge Ball Watch and Chain
Price : £5,250.00
Diameter 25 mm
A small early 19th Century French verge in an unusual gold and enamel vinaigrette ball watch with matching chain and key. Full plate gilt fusee movement. Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with steel coqueret, plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Silver regulator dial with gilt indicator. Winding through the signed white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, gold hands. Small spherical gold case opened by pressing a button in the long gold pendant. The case covered in black enamel decorated with white champleve enamel. Inside the lid a pierced gold cover forming a vinaigrette Matching gold and enamel chain and tipsy ratchet key. In a small fitted presentation case of red morocco lined in cream velvet.
Signed Gide &Blondet Fils
A vinaigrette in a small form watch is unusual. The addition of a matching chain and key is a welcome bonus