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1890 18K Gold & Enamel & Pearl Watch

A near mint condition solid 18k gold hi-grade 15-jewelled highly decorative pocket watch, with a fabulous full color enamel case back, showing a family scene. This watch is the smallest 19th century watch that I have ever seen and of fabulous quality, doubt you will see another one again. The watch recently serviced and overhauled by my watch-maker and keeping good time. This is a beautifully made keyless-wound woman's solid gold pocket watch, dating from 1890. The watch is clearly marked 18k gold and in a period full enamel and pearl set case, most likely made by the famous Swiss firm of Le Coultre.



THE DIAL: 95% mint, the the full color enamel dial with black Arabic numerals, with a red "12" and in bright condition with no chips, but several faint hairlines. The dial with fancy gold hands. Diameter is 14 mm. The crystal is also in excellent condition.




THE MOVEMENT:  100% mint, with finely finished gilt plates and a Bosley regulator, and blue steel screws. An uncut three arm gilt metal balance, with hairspring and cylinder escapement. The movement of good quality and with 15 jewels. The watch ticking away on my desk as I type this, and keeping excellent time and just cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker. The plate layout is strongly reminscent of LeCoultre movements of the period, and although unsigned, it may have originated with them. The watch is in very good working order for its age, winding smoothly and running strongly.



THE CASE: 100%, the solid 18k gold case measures 2 mm. The case with 18k gold marks. The front cover hinges at the 6.00 clock positon and in very good order, and inset with tiny real pearls,, with what appears to be 3 missing. The edge of the back cover, case band and front bezel profusely engraved with crisp and fresh engraving. The case back with seemingly mint condition enamel scene of a family in a wooded area with wonderfully rich and vibrant colors. This is a high quality solid gold and enamel set watch, a work of art in its own right in crisp condition and of jewel like quality.

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 21 May, 2008.
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