Antique Victorian Enamel Watch

REF # HO321C5P

Antique Victorian Enamel Watch

This antique pocket Watch with enamel and seed-pearls is a testament to the precision detailing and care that was afforded jewelry items in the Victorian era. Weighing 24.7g and measuring 6.5cm long and 2.9cm wide, this delightfully conceived and lovingly applied Swiss enamel composition is a multi-layer process commencing with a shimmering royal-blue champleve enamel base covering, with applied intricately carved hand-engraving. This romance scene accentuated by gold-leaf overlay, comprises the English rose and the Scottish thistle but what is that cannabis leaf doing there? The amorous couple are straddling a garden pedestal as he shows her on the map, the New Word to the west, as she brings water from the well, oblivious to his discovery of 'foreign fields', in the romantic words of Rupert Brooke. Framed by a rim of 2mm 'white' seed-pearls, this alluring scene ..More

This antique pocket Watch with enamel and seed-pearls is a testament to the precision detailing and care that was afforded jewelry items in the Victorian era. Weighing 24.7g and measuring 6.5cm long and 2.9cm wide, this delightfully conceived and lovingly applied Swiss enamel composition is a multi-layer process commencing with a shimmering royal-blue champleve enamel base covering, with applied intricately carved hand-engraving. This romance scene accentuated by gold-leaf overlay, comprises the English rose and the Scottish thistle but what is that cannabis leaf doing there? The amorous couple are straddling a garden pedestal as he shows her on the map, the New Word to the west, as she brings water from the well, oblivious to his discovery of 'foreign fields', in the romantic words of Rupert Brooke. Framed by a rim of 2mm 'white' seed-pearls, this alluring scene comprises the rear pocket watch cover, while the front reveals a porcelain dial with slight damage at 7 o'clock. The inside of the case cover reveals that this Swiss watch is '800' silver, signed 'E.Z.' and stamped 'ARGENT DORE', meaning gold-plated silver also known as vermeil, bearing the serial / reference numbers of '8274' and '166728D'. The white porcelain dial depicts black Arabic numerals and ornately pierced hands. This artfully crafted Victorian pocket watch features a mechanical lever movement and a winding crown and is currently in full working condition. This exquisite antique pocket watch suspends from a watch toggle, in turn suspending from a cobalt-blue enameled Sterling silver bow-shaped pin stamped 'SILVER' on reverse, allowing this stunning time piece to to be worn as a ladies' lapel watch.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Seed-pearls
Cut:Half-pearls
Carat Weight: NA
Color: White
Clarity: 'Fair' Nacre
Other Stones
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Item Details
Measurements: 6.5cm(L) x 2.9cm(W)
Weight:24.7g
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