fine musical portrait miniature locket in gold and enamel
Lot 31Y
A fine gold and enamel portrait miniature musical locket, circa 1810,
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,909) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine gold and enamel portrait miniature musical locket,
circa 1810,
with suspended sur-plateau movement playing a single air, spring-barrel side with eight single teeth, the other side with nine each of highly polished steel, on circular brass bedplate, in circular locket case with a bust-length watercolour on ivorine portrait of a gentleman, behind bevelled glass and knurled gold surround, the movement cover with oval painted enamel scene of chalets beside a mountain stream with tree-lined banks, within laurel-wreath crest with lime green enamel infils, baulle enamels in black concealing female winding stem, the frame with full rondo cat's eye frieze in clipper blue enamel, start/stop slide to edge, with a gilt male key - 1.1/2in. (4cm) diameter

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  • Condition: G II 2
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