Carnet de Bal

Country:  Switzerland
Period:  19th Century

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.



Price:  Upon request
Ref number:  5164
Status:  Sold


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