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Gold and Enamel Pocket Watch with Rare Ballooning Scene

Price : £5,750.00
Circa 1790
Diameter   33 mm         

A small French verge in a gold and enamel consular case with rare ballooning scene.  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.  Round pillars.  Winding through the white enamel dial, Roman and Arabic numerals, gilt hands. Small 18 carat gold consular case with a polychrome enamel scene on the back of a balloon over an Alpine lake.

Anonymous       French

A rare subject decorating a watch case.  The first manned balloon flight took place in Paris, 1783