A so-called Novelty Watch with a visible movement in the form of a vase, unsigned, Geneva, c. 1815. The movement is situated between two shaped plaques mounted in a gold band protected by two crystals. It has a white enamel dial with Arabic hour numerals and minute ring, and blued steel lozenge hands. The back is mounted with a painted enamel plaque, the scene depicting “The Education of Cupid by Venus”, surrounded by an old cut diamond-set border. The movement has verge escapement and a visible balance. The pendant is numbered 2140 and signed DC in a lozenge-shaped field. • Diameter: 49 mm. • Literature: E. Jaquet and A. Chapuis, Technique and History of the Swiss Watch, Urs Graf Verlag 1953, plate 86.
The Horological Foundation Desk Diary Project.
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