Jewellery and Watches (6 September 2016)

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Date of Auction: 6th September 2016


Estimate: £250 - £300

A lady’s enamelled fob watch, the white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals and gilt scrolled hands, the jewelled cylinder escape movement numbered ‘8805’, the case stamped ‘18k’ with Swiss marks and numbered ‘61835’, the case has engraved detail and blue enamel highlights to the bezel and band, the reverse decorated with painted enamel portrait of a lady in a blue gown carrying water from a well, watch diameter 29mm. £250-300

Condition Report

The dial is fine, but the glass shows some scuffing and wear. The movement looks fine and runs when wound, but remains untested for timekeeping. The gold cuvette is inscribed ‘No. 61835, Cylindre, 10 rubies, Qty Superieure’. The enamel to the front shows a few small chips. The enamel portrait to the reverse has some small scratches and wear across the surface and a largish chip to the edge, near the opening. The gross weight is 19gm. We recommend all watches purchased at auction will require a full service.