A diamond and enamel gold lorngette and watch
Lot 68
J. F. Bautte & Co. A Genève. An enameled gold diamond set lorgnette with concealed watchNo. 1316, mid 19th century
Sold for US$ 8,540 inc. premium
Lot Details
J. F. Bautte & Co. A Genève. An enameled gold diamond set lorgnette with concealed watch
No. 1316, mid 19th century
The shaped bar pattern cylinder movement jeweled the third wheel, plain gilt balance with flat spring, key wound and set, circular white enamel dial with roman chapters, concealed beneath an enameled panel enhanced with a spray of rose cut diamond flowers, the frame profusely engraved with foliate scrolls and flowers, numbered on movement and case. 80 mm long

Footnotes

  • Founded in the late 18th century as the partnership of Jean François Bautte (1772 – 1837)and Jacques Dauphin Moulinier, the firm made its reputation with fine jeweled watch cases and snuff boxes. Upon the death of J. F. Bautte, the firm became J. F. Bautte & Cie. and traded under that name until 1855.
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