Carnet de Bal
Carnet de Bal with watch in a secret compartment, Swiss, circa 1880 99 X 64 X 17mm
A rare “Carnet de Bal” (Dance Card Box) with watch in a secret compartment Case: bone, rectangular case, the front with an oval polychrome painted gold enamel plaque with hinge, conceiling a smallwatch movement: depiction of three winged Cupids in a blooming garden. Pusher for opening. The interior with silk lining and sheets with gilt edging, accompanied by a corresponding winding key in a bone capsule. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance.